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Wyatt’s Birthday trip at Pismo Beach (9/15/17-9/17/17)

Wyatt wanted to celebrate his birthday boogie boarding in Pismo so that’s what we did! We took his cousin Taylor with us because they’re super close. My parents also came along and got an Air bnb. We stayed at Pismo Sands RV resort because we love the hot tub they have!

We went out to donuts twice because he didn’t want cake. We also went to 2 different goodwills and had lots of fun getting stuff for some good deals! We spent about 3 hours at Avila Beach letting them boogie board and have fun. They had a blast playing and having fun! We went out for pizza and ice cream and swam at the resort a few times. Taylor got a design book and has been having tons of fun designing clothes in it.

It was definitely a fun trip and many awesome memories were made!!! πŸ–πŸšŽπŸ•πŸ°

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Pismo Beach with mom (7/9/17-7/13/17)

My Mother’s Day gift to my mom was a trip camping at the beach! Luckily we picked a week when we avoided super high temperatures and smoky air from fires in the valley. Basically everyday we did a lot of the same everyday and it was perfect that way! 

Everyday we would go to the beach and spend a few hours there, hit up a coffee bean and tea leaf, then go thrift shopping at a goodwill, and finally we would swim in the pool and hot tub at our campground. 


One of the days my old neighbor, Anna, came to see us and hang out. That day when we were at the beach we saw 2 whales jump COMPLETELY out of the water! I had never seen that before! It was awesome! 


We also spent some time with our friends Robert and Leigh and their kids since they were also staying at Pismo. It was such a fun trip and boy did we have fun catching some good deals! 


We stayed at Pismo Sands in site 20. I think the is the best site we’ve ever had there. U can see the pool and it’s really close to the playground. 

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Pismo Beach for spring break! (4/7/17-4/12/17)

Instead of going somewhere far away or trying to tackle tons of different sights to see, we decided to really relax over break and just set up and chill at Pismo. It was AWESOME! 6 days and 5 nights of relaxation… 


We couldn’t get into PCV so we stayed at Pismo Sands. It’s in Oceano, so it’s a drive to Pismo and all the usual things we do, but it was nice because it was calmer, more spacious, less busy, and most importantly, they have a HEATED pool and jacuzzi! We swam and relaxed in the pool and jacuzzi at least once a day, but some days as much as 3 times! We were in site 52 and it was a great site, a pull through near the pool. They also have a great pirate ship playground. 



Most days we went to the beach and played for a while. James and Kyle would boogie board and the littles would play a bit in the water and then mainly in the sand. One day we visited our friends Joe and Jen Martin at PCV and we let all the kids play in the Pismo creek and in the ocean there. 



We saw a dead otter on the beach that had several puncture wounds and its face damaged a lot. A state employee came and got it and she said there are tons of great whites right now in the water and otters do get killed by them sometimes. 


Every time I come to Pismo I call my high school French teacher, Mme Marsh and she came over and ate dinner with us and hung out by the fire. She loved the magic fire when we added the color packets. It’s always great to see her. 


We ate out a few times. We are a family portion of fish and chips at the Quarterhouse. We ate froyo a few times and we loved this place called Surfside donuts too. We also ate some awesome breakfast burritos at the Orange Cat cafe but they only take cash so u have to be prepared. Also we had to have pizza at Klondikes pizza in Arroyo Grande. 


We made friends with 2 sets of neighbors one from Bakersfield too and another from Oakhurst. They all had boys and the kids were just playing together every moment they could. 


We also visited 2 used bookstores to buy the boys some books to keep them entertained in case it rained. Nan’s bookstore was great and she even had a cat we made friends with. A to Z books was too pricy and we didn’t buy much there. 


It was a wonderful and relaxing trip and we’re thinking of making it a spring break tradition! 

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Super Bowl weekend at Pismo beach (2/3/17-2/6/17)

There’s a group of friends who go camping for Super Bowl weekend every year at Pismo Beach. We decided to join them this year after 8 years of not going in the trip. It was a blast! We were there with the Witchers, the Rhodes, the Vanderziels, the Bentleys, and the Martins. 


We were in campsite 205 and it’s right by the pool and the beach access. It was a great location. We spent most of the time hanging out at the campsites. The moms did walk to the outlet mall and enjoy doing some shopping and we walked into downtown Pismo and walked on the pier and enjoyed spending time together. 

I also texted Dell-Louise Marsh and she came to our campsite for a visit. It was great to see her and hear she’s keeping busy and doing well. 

The big game was with the Falcons and the Patriots and it really looked like the Falcons were going to win but the patriots came back at the end to win. Darn! We all were rooting for the underdog. It was a wonderful trip and we all made great memories together! 

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Pismo Beach (2/12/16-2/15/16) for Gabe’s birthday

It was our first time camping with friends who also have their own trailer and it was a blast! It’s something we definitely want to do more in the future. We camped at Pismo Coast Village in site 136. Our site was very near the main road where people drive in. The sites were very small with a lot of gravel and a little patch of grass. The advantage is that you have full hook-ups, but there are many other camp grounds I prefer to PCV. If we stay there again I would ask to be at a site in the higher 200’s near a playground for the kids. Also, I wished we would’ve brought our dog.

   
    
 We got there Friday night and Leigh and Robert and the boys were already there. They made us burgers for dinner and we just hung out and then went to bed. 

Saturday morning we got up, had an awesome breakfast made by Kyle on his new griddle top for our camp stove. Then we all went to the beach. It was amazingly warm for it only being February. We were all in our swim suits, the boys and Kyle swimming in the ocean, and it was perfect. Robert bought all the kids some shovels and castle molds and if they weren’t swimming they were playing in the sand. Luke and James played together a lot in the water and the younger 3 boys played more in the sand. Leigh and I enjoyed the sun and talking and Robert and Kyle played with the boys and then went downtown to find Kyle a swim shirt. It was perfect weather to be on the beach. 

   
   
    
   
    
  We came back to the camp site and Kyle cooked us burgers on his griddle and then we had Gabe’s birthday party. They brought Star Wars decorations and we had cake and even hit a Darth Vader piΓ±ata. Gabe loved the Storm trooper head and Star Wars sign we gave him. 

   
  
    
  
 We roasted marshmallows and hung out by the camp fire for the evening. A lady in our neighboring campsite told us that our family is darling and she loved seeing us interact with our kids. 😊 

Sunday morning Robert treated us to breakfast at the PCV restaurant and then Leigh started packing their stuff up and Robert and I played with the kids in this play area they have near the restaurant. 

Then we said goodbye to the Bridges because they left on Sunday but we left on Monday. It was SO FUN camping with them. 

   
 We went back to the beach and enjoyed a few more hours of swimming and playing in the sand. 

   
    
   
(Kyle and James swimming in the ocean)

Then we went on a walk to the monarch grove which is less than a mile from PCV. Right next to the monarch grove there is North Beach Campground. It’s first come first serve for $25 a night except May-September you can do reservations online for $35 a night. There are no hookups but I definitely would want to stay there once we figure out a generator or solar for electricity. 

The monarch grove was so beautiful! We’ve been there before, but it’s always nice seeing all those butterflies and since it was warm they were very active and 2 pairs were even on the ground right in front of us mating. 

   
    
 We ate taco salad for dinner at the trailer and then made s’mores and enjoyed the camp fire and went to bed. 

    

Monday morning we got up and walked through the monarch grove again and then went on a trailer further almost all the way to Oceano. It was warm in the sun but a good activity to get out some energy before the drive home. 

  
This trip was the perfect kick on the beach season trip since it’s starting to warm up. The best part about leaving the beach today is knowing that on Friday we’ll be back for another weekend of fun in Morro Bay! 

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