Sunday, August 2, 2009

Summer Vacation (part 3 of 3)

We said goodbye to Grandma and Grandpa Lancaster :( caught a flight to Orange County, California and started the next phase of trip.

The Jones family rents a beach house for a week on Newport beach and we caught up with them for some fun!

We had a blast sitting in the sand and enjoying the sun. Brynlee enjoyed herself. I am so glad that we bought the Cabana! I was so nice to have the shade and the non sandy surface for Bryn. The weather was perfect and it was wonderful to see everyone especially little Rickey. We hadn't met him yet and a lot of the Jones family hadn't met Brynlee either.
Although the beach was fun, we all got a little crispy after a few days and decided to take a day off and see Hollywood. We walked the red carpet and wore really big flip flops. We saw some really neat theaters and checked out the Universal Studios mall. It was a fun way to spend an afternoon without getting burned, again.

This is the Wedge. It's a pretty popular surfing beach in Newport. We were lucky enough to be there the one time of the year that the waves get really huge. It was very impressive and drew a large crowd. The waves were 20 feet plus and really show cased how dangerous the ocean can really be. If you click on the picture you can see the people in the water body surfing. While we were watching, the ocean reared her ugly head and and an unfortunate body surfer lost his life. We watched as he got sucked under a gigantic wave and shot out near the rocky jetty. He was thrown by the powerful waves onto the rocks several times before the lifeguards were able to get him out of harms way and onto a waiting lifeguard boat. It was a very intense situation. Later that night we heard on the news that the man passed away.

Overall, we had a fantastic vacation! It was the perfect amount of time. We were ready to come home and our beds have never felt better. Brynlee is getting back into a routine and is much happier now that she is getting her two naps and going to bed at a reasonable hour.

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Jaimee said...

Awesome trip guys! Come see us in Louisville now!

The Johnson's said...

How fun! It's fun to go home home for a long time. Do you miss your family already? I just miss being in Utah! And can you believe how fast the babies are growing?