This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.
Before I write about todays awesomeness I realized today that I totally forgot to write about something else awesome that happened last week, on my fifth montheversary. Nine days ago the girl and all the other fifth graders from her school at the beach, having a beach party. I was sitting there and watching her. And when I was watching the big waves I saw a huge dolphin jumping like 1m above the wave. It was not just me that was impressed beyond measures, everyone else that saw it was shouting stuff like: ”OH MY GOD!! DID YOU SEE THAT?!” Of course I took out my camera and wanted to catch it on film, but it only happened one time more and that was of course in between my films. It was still amazing and I’ve never seen anything like it!
And now about today. My Sunday started at Moonlight Beach at 9:30 am when I was leaving firewood at one of the firepits to make sure I had it in the evening, drove back home, skyped with my mom and then went to the gym. After that I picked up Sarah and then Daniela. When I drove to Daniela my GPS wanted me to go on a tiny tiny road with a lot of big holes and bumps. It wasn’t even asphalt. Horrible!
Finally off to the beach, we arrived at 4:30pm and I was super lucky with a parking spot. But when we got there someone else had put his firewood at our pit. But after a little talking they went away and took another one and we still had the one closest to the ocean.
Right away me, Sarah and Jessica went into the water. First time this year and I’m embarrassed it took this long… At first the water was super cold and I couldn’t understand why there were so many people in the water. But after a short while it was nice and we were jumping around in the waves. I dived in the waves and my hair is all salty now. I love it!! Unfortunately it smells like smoke…
Everyone was there at 6pm nad we started the fire and grilled our marshmallows. I tried doing a few S’mores but I think I like the marshmallows just like they are more. But it was still very good!
When the sun was setting Moa got restless and really wanted to play some beach volleyball. But forgetful me totally forgot to bring my ball. But we could borrow one from some guys that were sitting next to us. Me, Moa, Karin, Victoria, Sarah and Giorgia played until we couldn’t even see the ball and it was so much fun.
The last hours of the evening we spent right by the fire continuing grilling the marshmallows, talking and constantly saying that we couldn’t believe that that was really happening. It was a magical evening! In total we were about 10 au pairs. We have to do this more often!
Yesterday I played beach volleyball at Ponto beach. It was not many people there and I played really badly until the last two games. My serve was awesome, floaters for once! Directly me and Sarah went to Carlsbad State beach (the beach north of Ponto) to go to my LCC meeting. Talked a little with the other two girls there and then sat down at the beach watching the surf contest (that’s very California apperantly). It was the Annual Carlsbad Beach Fest and it was a very nice event. Unfortunately I didn’t bring my sunscreen and we had to buy firewood for today so we only stayed for an hour.
I will probably miss the next meeting and the meeting after that in August will be stand up paddling. I’m really looking forward to it!