Sunday, April 19, 2015

Spring Break - Morro Bay

The stars were aligned this year and both girls spring break was on the same week which also coordinated with Kristen's kids break. You know what that means....beach vacation with the Pofahls!!

We took off for three days up to Morro bay to meet up with our pals and have some fun. We took our time driving up the coast and stopped off in Pismo Beach for lunch. Can't get much better than this.
 Lily is all about Mermaids and lucky for her Gemma was willing to play pirate.
 We met up with Nate, Kristen, Charlotte and Elias at the home of their family friend who kindly let us stay there while she was out of town. We drove up to a seal sanctuary the first full day. The seals were littered on the beach.
It was just north of Hearst Castle. We would have liked to tour that but it is not really the kids idea of a good time. The seals were good enough this time.
They did not smell too bad, Gemma is just the girl of a million silly faces.
The seals were in and out of the water, barking and playing. There were two kinds of seals that come to these beaches every year around this time.

We spent the afternoon back at the beach in Morro Bay. We all collected tons of sand dollars. I have never seen so many, they were every two steps on the beach. I really like the barnacle ones.
See what I did there? Couples photo and the famous Morro rock!!!
It was a bit cool but it didn't slow any of us down. The northern California crew is used to beach time like this.
Oh, and kids don't care either.

Shivering Gemma was not afraid of getting wet.
Charlotte and Gemma put on some wet suits and hit the waves on boogey boards.
Our last full day we started out exploring around the big famous Morro rock. The girls loved scrambling around on the rocks watching the sea otters.
After exploring we rented an electric boat for an hour to tour the little harbor.
Those are all the little otters we were watching from those very rocks.
All the kids got a couple turns at captaining the boat. Don't tell Nate, he thought he was the captain.
Some snoozy sea lions were not impressed with how close we breezed by.
The boat crew was getting hungry so we knew it was time for fish and chips.
After lunch our crew headed to a fun playground. There were many rounds of pirates and zombies. Why is it so much fun to play parents chase the kids?
Lily the giant.
My sweet little freckle face.
Our last evening in Morro we hung out at the house and the kids set up a shell shop with the sand dollars they collected at the beach. They made signs, set out their product and stood outside to attract (harass)  the locals to buy some shells. They did pretty well and made some good money the last morning when the neighborhood garage sales were going strong.
I'm pretty sure if you asked the kids what the best part of vacation was they would say the shell shop. So much for all the fun activities we planned!  Next time we're sitting around drinking wine while they sell shells in the street for three days.

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