After our filling breakfast, we got ready for the day, packed some lunch, beach toys, and chairs, and drove over to Mission Beach for the afternoon. The weather was just perfect for lounging around on the beach. Owen loved playing in the sand and building mini sand castles with Bekah. He also loved destroying said sandcastles over and over again. Next to us was a group of college guys who were throwing a football around. Owen was so incredibly jealous of their ball and desperately wanted to join in on the big boy fun. After we ate lunch, Luke took him up to the vendors to buy his very own football, which Owen loves and still plays with daily now that we are home. Despite all the fun in the sand, Owen was completely fearful of the water. The small waves that rolled in made him nervous and he really didn't like how cold it was. After a little coercing, we finally got him to touch his toes in the water for a brief moment. We wrapped up our day on the beach with a walk up the boardwalk and quick stop for ice cream.
That evening we met up with Bekah's friend Jen for dinner in old town. We tried out a Mexican restaurant we had found online online that bragged about their warm tortillas. The meal was good, but not really great. When we left we weren't completely convinced it was the best Mexican food around. Maybe next time we will have to try out a different spot in Old Town.
Owen playing in the sand
He didn't want to be near it, but at the same time felt he needed to keep an eye on it just in case it crept up on him again.
So scared of the ocean
Time to head to higher ground
The product of a fun day at the beach: one very sandy little boy!