Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Carpinteria Beach Time

I think it is pretty lucky that our "default" summer vacation is a destination most people would give an arm and a leg to spend a holiday. The ladies, and Winston, packed up the car and headed to Carpinteria on a Wednesday AM, Dad would join us for the weekend. 
We hit up the starbucks drive thru on the way, since this was vacation and all, Winston got a pupaccino. Whip cream in a cup, although it did not keep him from barking at the drive thru employee.
Two chocolate milks with whipped cream. Lily treated since she got a starbucks gift card for her birthday.
We did all the girly things without Dad, like get our summer toes painted.
Of course we hit the beach. Lazy days. Swim, sun, sand, repeat.
Lily drew Stampy cat in the sand, her two loves, cats and minecraft.
Cheetah girl did a lot of digging too.
She also stole my hat, the whole weekend!!
Fancy pedicures look better at the beach.
We wore ourselves out at the beach and needed to retreat for chips, salsa and tacos!
Round two at the beach. Alex could see us on the Carpinteria beach cam from his desk at work. If that isn't unfair I don't know what is!!
Don't worry Daddy made it for the weekend, just in time to take the girls swimming to the platform. They used boogie boards and kicked out with his help. They LOVED it!
Somebody else loves his beach walks. It is truly this dogs happy place. 
We got some fun photos on our evening bluffs walks. You have to read the map first to know where to go.
Then realize your models have a mind of their own. 

The little red head is more into posing than big sister.
Mostly they just want to race.
Like the race to being a grown up. Slow down already look how big you are getting!
Watching for seals at the sanctuary.Now if those aren't beach waves!! All natural.
Sometimes, well most of the time the sisters love each other.
We did some morning beach walks too. Racing from the waves in our dresses.
Wishing we were in swim suits because the water just feels so good!
The furry beast loves his fetch on the beach. Once he gets the ball a few times he crawls with it into the rock caves to rest. He often hides his ball for safe keeping but good luck finding it again.
Plenty of morning attitude for us.
Watch out the waves are coming!! Never turn your back on the ocean!!
We did an afternoon in Santa Barbara too. Just playing at a favorite park and riding the carousel. We found a sweet family of turtles. We were hoping to have a surf lesson for Lily but the waves were not cooperating and every time we booked up the sea was flat.
We had so much fun in Carp we went again the following weekend. This time cousins came for the day at the beach. We may have wandered over to the Island Brewing Co for some post beach beverages. Cheers everybody to a great summer at the beach!

Of course we have some pretty good condo beach tricks too!

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