Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Trip to Disneyland- Day 5

I'm finally getting around to posting about the last day of our Disneyland vacation.  Phew.  On our last day in California, we decided to head to the beach before we started the long drive home.  My parents took us out to breakfast at IHOP before we headed to the beach. (thank you!!) My parents walked there but we drove so we could head out right after we ate.  Well, while we were stopped at a red light something crazy happened.  There was a green arrow for some cars to turn left and instead of waiting for a walk signal, some runners started crossing the street right into the path of the cars turning left.  One nearly got hit, and when a truck slammed on his breaks to avoid hitting him, something in the back slammed into the back window and shattered it.  My parents had a front row seat to the action since they were waiting for a walk signal themselves to start crossing that same street.  The runners ran away pretty quick and I guess my dad yelled after them that they made the truck's window break.  They didn't stop though.  It was a crazy start to our day.  Anyway, we ate a delicious breakfast and then headed out to a beach that my friend told us about.  It's called Corona beach in Newport beach.  It was amazing!  We loved it because it had tide pools and sand and that particular day, tons of little red crabs washed up all over the beach.  It was crazy.

The Sadie and Rob spent a lot of time finding some really cool shells around the rocks.  Zac liked digging in the sand.  Emery spent the whole time touching anemones.  Riley ate sand.  And I loved it.  I can't wait till we go back to the beach!  Who knows when that will be, but oh well.

 If you look close at this picture you can see the line of crabs along the beach. 

 Here they are up close.

 They were mostly alive still.  They were seriously everywhere!!
 My cute family.

 I love how Zac was holding his shorts up higher than his undies.  ha ha. We waded in to our ankles and had to dodge the crabs that were being brought in with the waves.

 Riley plopped down and had her first taste of beach sand.  Yum. 

 I wrote Emery's name in the sand and literally one second after this picture was taken, the waves came in and erased it.  ha ha

 The kids liked exploring this little cave.

 Zac loved letting his feet get buried in the sand.

 Here is Emery touching the anemones.  She did the the whole time.

 Riley just plopped down in the water too.  She didn't mind having a wet bum.

 Sadie and Rob exploring the rocks.  

 After they found this shell was occupied with some kind of slug thing, they put it back and began the search for empty shells just like it.  And they found 3!!  I'll have to add a picture of the shells they found.  They are amazing!

 Here is some proof I was there too.

We had the beach to ourselves pretty much and right as we were leaving a big boat with a ton of people on it unloaded onto the beach.  Perfect timing.

Here are some videos.  The second one I was trying to get a video of the anemone closing but instead I got a video of a poor crab being caught by an anemone. 

We got home around 11:45 that night. We almost got pulled over about 10 miles away from home.  Rob decided he was going to try to slowly pass a highway patrol car, and as we were very slowly passing him, he moved over into the lane next to us and flashed his lights.  ROb slowed down and he didn't pull us over, but it was a long last ten miles of the trip.  And there were so many cars all bunched up because of the police car.  Ha ha.  We don't like traveling that late, but it was worth it to be able to see the beach.  Next time we will plan a whole day at the beach! 


Carrie Selin said...

That would have been a great time for us too. Wish we had come with you. So much fun!

lindsy said...

That looks like a great beach! All of those little crabs?! Crazy. Love your videos!

Laurel and Doug said...

So glad you loved the beach! What a fun trip! Can we take your mom on our next Disney trip? ;) Kidding, but we did invite Doug's mom to join us next time we go. Maybe we can do Tower of Terror and CA Screamin' then!