We are set to go visit my parents in Bama in 3 weeks. I can hardly wait. But it seems too good to be true. And my brother is going to be there and my sister and her family coming down. If only Lindsey and our trips were matched up.
It will be our longest trip yet and we are hoping to run away (right mom?) to go to the beach without the kids. Maybe we just won't tell them and then they will look for us in the morning. Especially since my mom just went to the beach and called to tell me how much better her beach is than ours. Maybe I should have taken her to Zuma instead of Santa Monica...oops.
I have been lectured many times by friends (ahhemm...Claire) that we should be taking more exciting vacations and leaving our children with the grandparents as much as we can. But Jason and I could think of nothing better than 1) him not being at work and 2) swimming in a pool. Lake Eufala has the warmest water and I love water skiing. Okay, mostly I love to get up on the skiis and prove to myself that I can. Seriously its like bath water...Jason hates it. He only feels at home in a lake when he should be wearing a wet suit...its that Washington skin of his. He says its not refreshing.
Happy late Fourth of July
We rocked out to Neil Diamond's America, Bruce's Born in the USA, and Lee Greenwood's I'm proud to be an American. We went to Zuma beach and sadly I think I'm converted. The best debate: Santa Monica verses Zuma (Malibu).
Us McCoys are loyal to Santa Monica cause its closest and the warmest...BUT it has the longest walk on the sand to the shore.
Zuma you can park so close to the shore and its so pretty there. The waves were NOT too big and once my legs went numb the water felt great. But you cannot get there faster than 45 minutes. But its a scenic 45 minutes instead of being trapped on the 405. Any voters? LA only? No snoby comments from you gulf shore people.
But after my beach camping extravaganza (which is so close to where the fires are now!) I ordered a Wonder Wheeler Deluxe after seeing about 5 other moms with them and hauling all their junk. Just waiting for it to come. Do you think I can stick Baylie in it too? Probably not. (I don't know why my font is so big and its really annoying!)