For Brian’s last day in town we let him choose his own adventure, and much to Eleanor’s delight, he chose the beach! So we took a little drive up to Ventura for a morning with the sand and the waves.
It was foggy but warm and lovely.
Brian swam out to battle the ocean, while Eleanor and Josh ran from the waves.
After everyone had enough fun in the water we sat to warm up, dry off, snack and read.
I ended up with lovely burnt shins, just the shins, from having my sunblock washed off my legs by the ocean and then sitting and reading with my legs in the sun.
It was a lovely morning followed by some tasty Mexican food for lunch down the street from the beach.
Brian left that night after a little dinner party with my good friend and frequent Cranky commenter, Megan. Unfortunately, when I’ve got my hostess hat on, I forget my photographer duties, so I didn’t get any photos from dinner.
Brian’s visit was far too short and we, especially Eleanor, loved every minute of it. Brian was amazing with Eleanor, he actually sat and played with her, even when we told him he didn’t have to. He played along with all her games and was so patient with her. She adores him! She keeps asking when Brian is coming home, and Josh and I feel the same way. We love you Brian! Come home soon!