Our second day at the beach was spent, well, at the beach. It was another gorgeous day. Don't be fooled by the pictures of Fox wearing his beanie, it was actually really warm -that was just the only hat we packed and I worry about that bald little head in the sun. The boys hit the waves while the ladies soaked up the rays. Unbeknownst to me, that boogie-boarding excursion was actually Camaron's very first time in the ocean!!! How did that happen? How did I not know about this? Needless to say, he loved it (even though his wetsuit was on backwards).
After beach time came pizza time. We all drove down to Carlsbad to dine on some of the yummiest pizza I've ever had. Pizza Port. The BBQ chicken pizza. Just do it. Seriously, that sauce was so much better than any I've ever had. I really like Carlsbad. It's always on our must-do list when I visit Oceanside with my mom and sister each summer. It's very tourist-y, with lots of little shops. And it's right next to the ocean. It's just a must-do.
It's kind of a blur what happened after Carlsbad. We came home and did some stuff and then eventually went back down to the beach for s'mores. We tried to find an open fire pit we could roast over, but they were all taken. So we just used a BBQ grill near the pier that no one was using. We had firewood, so we just threw it in the grill. Along with the wood, there were also some branches. Oh wow, they had a distinct scent. The distinct scent of weed, that is. I worried a little that someone would call the cops on us, or worse, try to join our "party". Neither happened, luckily. The s'mores were delish and the ocean with the refection of the lights on the pier was beautiful.
Something strange occurred on this trip that I hadn't experienced in marriage before. It didn't feel like I spent any time with Camaron. Well, not very much anyway. It was strange because Camaron was with me the whole time. We were always in the same room, doing the same activities, going to places together... We deducted that this trip was different because our focus wasn't on each other the whole time -like it had been on previous trips together. This time, our attention was divided between Fox and all of our friends. It wasn't necessarily a bad thing, more like a bit of an awakening. Mostly because I'm pretty sure this is what trips will be like once we have lots of kids. Sure, it's a blast and many fun memories are made -I just like that us time. It really helped me understand why my parents often took trips without us growing up. They weren't being rude and ditching us (well, maybe a little), they were just doing what happily married couples need to do sometimes. So, basically, Cam and I decided that we'll always make sure to plan us trips along with planning super-fun friends trips, so we're not missing out on one or the other:)
Thank you again, Oceanside (and Carli)!!! You're just great