Saturday, July 26, 2014

Enjoying the World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach

Boy do I love beach volleyball. Shortly after moving to California 10 years ago, Theresa and I took a beginners beach volleyball class. After that I was addicted and I've been playing as much as possible.
The great part about living where we do is that we get some great opportunities to see professional beach volleyball players show us what they can do.

The World Series of Beach Volleyball WSOBV came nearby to Long Beach July 22-27. Theresa, Ian, my niece Aubrey who is visiting and I all went out to watch them on Saturday July 26. Even better? General Admission is completely free! We get to see these former Olympic Gold medal athletes and don't have to pay a dime!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ian's first plane flight and our Mississippi Visit - Day 1 07/11/2014

Who's ready for a trip?
Theresa and I have taken a few car trips with Ian. Even a few long ones like a 7 hour drive to Yosemite. Today though we're stepping it up. Ian is going to be taking his very first plane flight ever. We're taking a week off work to go to Mississippi to see my Grandma and other family then we're headed to Missouri to see Theresa's Grandma.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Belmont Shore Stroll and Savor July 2014

In what is becoming a yearly tradition, Theresa and I met up with Jacob for the Belmont Shore Stroll and Savor on Thursday July 17th. Our group is a little bit larger this year than usual though. We've got Ian in tow of course, plus we've got Rita and her two kids visiting from Michigan.

Tabasco flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans

What's this? Theresa has a new surprise for me! Tabasco flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans! Interesting.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Huntington Beach Day 3 - 6/29/2014

It's the last day of our Huntington Beach trip. Let's see what we have in store for today.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Huntington Beach Day 1 and 2 - 06/27/2014

Theresa is a deal finder. Through one of her various schemes (which we'll eventually do a write-up about) we had two free weekend nights to spend at any Hilton resort. We could have used those nights anywhere, like the Hilton Resort on Moorea in Tahiti ($550/night), or perhaps the Hilton Resort on Bora Bora ($750/night). Well we're not going to be able to make it out to either of those places before these free nights expire so instead we're taking a long weekend at the Huntington Beach Hilton by the Waterfront ($350/night).

Friday, July 4, 2014