California Vacation Post #4
The final delight of our time in California was visiting with my relatives. Both of my cousins (and their lovely wives) should be candidates for the “host of the century” award. We were in awe of their graciousness and hospitality! Having not seen either cousin in 16 years, and never having met their wives or children, I was unsure what to expect. We immediately felt like family, and discovered we have considerable “common ground”. It is a wonderful treat to have family members you would choose as friends, and I am blessed to have many family members who are in this special category!
Their children, all close in ages to my own, were excellent little hosts and hostesses in their own right, and Kaira and Kendra keep expressing their wish that these wonderful playmates lived closer.
We also were able to see my aunt and uncle. It was fun watching them in a grandparent role!
Tammy had asked what beach we went to, and honestly, I have no idea! I know it was in Carlsbad.. When we got to the hotel, we called my cousin Mark who was most helpful! He told us what route to drive down so that we could stop by the ocean on our way to his place for dinner. We drove a few blocks, parked on the side of the street, and we were at the beach! Im sure any Californians reading are chuckling at us not even knowing what beach it was, but any ocean view is spectacular to land-locked folk from Wyoming!
Because the children travel so well, we are already visualizing future road trips!