As it turned out, he was right about the wet suits. We weren't even a little cold getting into the water. Even more amazingly, I managed to get up on the board and surf!!! And I had zero expectation that I would manage to surf at all -- take that Law of Attraction! ;) Matt and Maya got up, too. Seth paddled around and coasted in on some waves on his belly on the board, and Riley just wasn't feeling it at all. It was way more tiring (and a lot more fun) than I expected -- lots of paddling hard to catch the waves, to get back out after riding one in, and a major saline flush of the sinuses with every wipeout. After the kids had gotten worn out and settled in at the beach, a pair SEA OTTERS came by and played and swam right next to us for the longest time!
Surfers still in the water as we left
On our way to Venice Beach, we drove past a lot of orchards and busy farms
We stopped at Casa de Fruta
The kids had been wanting these for a while and were excited to find them.
Spin the wheel, take a chance on a decent flavor or disgusting flavor.
Enjoying the grossness