Spencer took an American history class at Cuesta College this summer to free up his schedule next year. It's really cool, the high school students here get to take college classes for free, and it counts as college as well as high school credit. It was a 6 week class, 3 days a week. That made it hard for us to go anywhere on those days, since it was from 3-5:30, but our Mondays and Fridays were free. We tried to do fun things on those days.
The kids really wanted to go kayaking at the beach. Spencer loaded up the kayak onto the car (his first time doing it without Dave), and we invited the cousins to join us. The nice thing is that there is a huge pond right next to the beach for the kids to swim in. It was perfect for kayaking too, because there weren't any waves to knock them over.
We've really enjoyed the 2-man kayak we got for Christmas. Of course we fit more than 2 kids - more like 4.
Funny Tyler faces...
Chloe couldn't decide it she wanted to be in or out of the kayak. There was a lot of back and forth.
The pond actually goes back pretty far, under a bridge and into some trees.
Then Spencer decided he wanted to build a canal between the pond and the ocean. People (random strangers at the beach) seemed doubtful.
But they did it! The water flowed back and forth.
They even made a little bridge. It was a beautiful, warm day at the beach!! I was glad we had other activities to do than the usual boogie boarding, because the waves were especially tall and powerful that day.