Is there any better place than the beach? I think not – I love the beach. I dream about it often on our 120 degree Arizona summer days. And when we finally get there, it does not disappoint. Well, except for the sand that I find for days and days. But that’s another thing. The beach holds so many special memories for me, and I hope it will hold those same memories for my kids. This summer we spent the week near Newport Beach, and we did something new this year. Whale watching! And while we didn’t see any whales on our tour, we did see a huge pod of dolphins. It was really a sight to behold. We also visited Venice Beach, Universal Studios and Disneyland. It was a vacation that you need a vacation from, but it was truly amazing. Thank you, California.