Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Fun | Family Visit

My sister Joyce and her family live in Texas, so we don’t get to see each other as often as I’d like.  The last time we saw them was in December when we went for a pre-Christmas visit.  In early July, they came to visit us for a couple of days before heading up to LA to visit my dad.

We squeezed in lots of San Diego fun in the two days they were here.  We ate at a favorite Mexican restaurant, El Nopalito.




We went to Moonlight Beach.



We went to the world famous Belmont Park at Mission Beach.


Todd, Joyce, and Xander on the boardwalk.


My nephew Andrew and my brother-in-law Alex went body-surfing in the ocean. 


It was unusually overcast while they were here.  Sunny San Diego didn’t live up to its reputation!  I suppose it’s better than being too hot.  After staying with us for two days, they drove up to LA to stay with my dad and Shelly for a week.  That Saturday 7/13, we drove up to LA to have lunch together to celebrate my dad’s birthday early.  We went to Joe’s Crab Shack (my dad’s pick).  Alex and Xander stayed home.  My nephew Xander is severely autistic and non-verbal, so sometimes it’s just easier to stay home than go out to a strange new place.

My dad and Shelly had to wear bibs for some crab-eating,  ha ha!



Andrew was excited because it was the first time he had ever eaten crab!  He loved it, unlike his dad, LOL.


It was super-fun to have a family get-together.  We don’t get to do it very often.




  1. Family time is so nice. Your dad looked like he was ready for some serious crab eating. . . bib and all.

  2. Next time your father is in San Diego you need to take him to the Crab Hut mmmmmmm


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