Ready for a picture-palooza?
My little blue-eyed, blonde-haired California beach babe....
I have an awesome picture of Rebekah getting slammed by the wave that took her down. Her hair is flying, she has a pretty intense look of shock on her face....it's hilarious! But she refuses to let me post it. So you get the aftermath shot...where she's looking at me with a face that says, "Holy wow...did you see that?!"
Our room had a private patio that opened up to a garden and duck pond. The ducks, as you can imagine, were very used to people and waddled around and among us with ease. This mama duck and her tiny newborns came to our patio each and every morning...often times knocking on the sliding glass door with their beaks when they realized that Rebekah would feed them the leftover rolls from her dinner the night before.
Our last morning in San Diego Rebekah and I got up extra early to walk down to Crystal Pier and back...all in all a 5 mile walk. Not only was the walk along the beach glorious, but playing under the pier and watching the surfers from on top were also a lot of fun.
Rebekah could be the poster girl for stand up paddle surfing. She jumped onto that board with ease and made it look like she'd been doing it for years...rather than this being her first time. Maybe it really is as easy as she says. But it's been a long time since I've had that same skinny little 16 year old size body....and I'm guessing I'd be nowhere near as graceful and probably dump myself in the bay!