Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July

Our 4th of July was awesome! The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. I think especially since I just finished an early U.S. history class I had a little more appreciation for the 4th and the founding of my country. Luckily Logan was able to get work off this year. We decided to go to the beach with some friends in our ward. We were a little worried because last year the beaches were so packed that it took two hours to even drive in and find a parking spot. We were expecting that this year so we piled into one car and took a dvd player to keep us entertained on the drive. Surprisingly we drove right up and unloaded and found a great spot on the beach. We realized the reason there weren't nearly as many people there was because of the alcohol bans that they made last year. It's now illegal to have alcohol on the beaches in San Diego. It worked out great for us! No crowds or drunks acting crazy!!

The weather was also perfect so we first went sea kayaking. Logan and I took one out together. Getting over the waves was a little hard since they had started to get a little big. I was in the front I got the grunt of waves. I was pretty much going through the waves and Logan wasn't even getting splashed! haha We paddled out and around for a long time and finally decided to go back in and do some other things. Unfortunately the waves had gotten even bigger. As we got closer to shore the waves started carrying us so fast. It was a blast. Our last big wave that we had to go over didn't go so well. Apparently it was just too steep. When they get too steep there is basically no hope, even if you go into them straight your bound to get tipped over and that's what happened it us. Logan was thrown off of the kayak. The back tipped all the way over the top and landed right on top of me, hitting me in the head. No worries... my head can take some pretty hard blows. :) I think Logan got worried for a second when he didn't see me above the water. I surfaced after getting the boat off of me and we both started laughing then realized another big wave was coming. It was a pretty big task trying to get the boat back to shore while the waves were smashing into us. We had a lot of fun... being thrown off the boat just made it that more exciting! Logan also went surfing and caught 3 good rides. When he came in from surfing he told me that everytime he got up he just felt like yelling "cowabunga". Best part is he was being serious. haha... too funny. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of it. As soon as he went out to go surfing the marine layer came in. The fog was so think that I just couldn't get a picture of him. Then as soon as he was done the marine layer burned off.... of course it worked out that way!

We took a little barbeque with us and made killer tin foil dinners. I think I could have tin foil dinners everynight... that's how much I love them. Then we had smores...a couple of times. I'm not a big smores fan so I usually end up making them, taking a bite, and handing them over to Logan who loves them.

The fireworks were great. We got to see three different shows from where we were sitting. We first saw the show coming from Sea World, then the show on Mount Soledad, and then the grand finale.... the La Jolla Cove show. They were all great and really close the where we were. All in all we had a great 4th of July.

Packing up was a bit of a challenge since we brought 2 kayaks, 2 surfboards, a barbeque, chairs, toys etc. But, it was all worth the fun that we had.


Robby and Katie said...

Sounds like you two had a lot of fun. I like the picture of Logan walking with the surfboard when it is all foggy!