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Last Friday, Nana wasn't feeling well and the girls were still on Spring Break so Jesse & I sacrificed {wink} and called in sick to work so we could take care of them.


We took off on a tropical island getaway:


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If you consider La Jolla to be tropical and an island. :o)

We headed up to La Jolla Cove, because every time we drive to La Jolla, we drive by the cove but there's never any parking within walking distance so we pass it by and move on.
But on this day, there was one special spot waiting just for us.

We checked out the tidepools and the caves, and then, of course, the waves & sand:

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Two things that don't happen on your everyday beach trip:

1) Arissa got pooped on.


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Technically, I guess you could say it was my fault.
For making her stand under a cliff so I could get a picture....
the same cliff that at least 3 dozen birds were perched on, with their backsides hanging over. Oops.

Arissa didn't think it was real funny at all...until we washed it off her.

We, however, thought it was pretty funny the whole time. :o)



2) This little guy swam right up to us:


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He would dissappear with a crashing wave, then re-surface again.
It was so cute and exciting to see!



Mariah gave it two thumbs up:


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My favorite part of the day was trying to get a nice picture of the girls in front a particular super pretty background.

The problem was that the rocks nearby were positioned in a way so that even a calm wave would rush up the rocks and crash down right where I wanted the girls to stand.
Wave after wave rolled in and crashed down, but the girls never did get soaked.
Nonetheless, trying to get them to focus on me and the camera instead of the booming wave they could hear coming....that was a challenge. And pretty fun entertainment!

They were all good, smiling laughing and playing around, when the waves were receeding....

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....but then when they heard the thunderous boom of it re-approaching, me and my camera couldn't hold their attention:

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So we moved over just a bit and my trusty "assistant" got off his bum :o) and helped me distract them and coax out some smiles:

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It was such a beautiful day, we could have happily stayed till the sun went down.

Except our stomachs started growling, so we happily headed off to Souplantation instead. :O)
But the good thing about this particular "tropical island" getaway spot is that we can go back on a whim any time we feel like it.....cause it just happens to be 20 minutes up the road.
No plane ticket or packing require. Can't beat that!


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