Stinson Beach -- 2005

The annual family trip to Stinson Beach, where we rented a house in the Seadrift housing area right on the ocean happened this year between October 13 to October 18. It was a blast as always.

There isn't a lot to tell, nothing truly spectacular happened this year, but it was a lot of fun. Bill and Rebecca's children are now 7 (Stephanie) and 5 (Patrick), and charming as ever.

Below are photos that I took. There may be more at some point, as I think everyone except Gail had a camera ... There aren't a huge number of photos (at least by me), but there you go.

The cast of people: Tom and Marge Leffingwell -- Marge is "mom" to Carolyn, Gail and Bill (Tom is Marge's husband, step-father to Carolyn, Gail and Bill). Carolyn is my wife. Bill is married to Rebecca ('Becca), and they have two children, Stephanie (7) and Patrick (5).

Brief Description of the days:
Thursday was arrival day. I (Ken) made dinner (a nice Sour Cream Chicken (with apples and more) and a garlic/orange/zucchini dish that the adults loved but the kids hated ...).

Friday was a bit foggy and such, but overall pretty nice.

Saturday John and Hilarie spent most of the day. (John is Tom's son, and Hilarie is his wife ...) At one point they took off hiking with Tom.

Sunday was Bill's birthday, and Rebecca had invited an old school friend and family to visit. I was amazed that when you add two more kids (similar ages to Stephanie and Patrick) to the mix, the sound levels don't just double, they quadruple or more. It was a bit overwhelming. But anyway, Bill had lots of presents and a good birthday. Rebecca and the kids made his cake.

Monday was just a nice day. The weather turned warm, and apparently (I didn't try it) the water was much warmer than the previous day. Carolyn, Bill and Gail all went boogie boarding, and so on.

Tuesday was packing up to go home.

Obviously this is a rather quick overview of the days. Most of the family spent some time at the beach every day except Tuesday. I spent a bunch of time reading, and trying to get some things done on the computer (didn't get much done, I had forgotten some custom code I needed for a couple of things, but oh well ...), and playing with the kids.


The photos are broken down by date in the thumbnails below ... click on the thumbnail for a larger image with more description.

Thursday - October 13, 2005 -- Arrival Day

Carolyn gathers her "wah".


Friday - October 14, 2005

A bit foggy.

Odd plant.


Saturday - October 15, 2005

A bit foggy.

More fog and buzzards.

A bit foggy.

Buzzards.

Buzzards.

Annual sand mound.

Annual sand mound.

Annual sand mound.

Good-sized waves!

Annual sand mound.

Annual sand mound.

Stephanie.


Sunday - October 16, 2005

Stephanie.

Patrick.

Patrick.

Gettin' some sun.

Sandpiper.

Gail and Carolyn.


Monday - October 17, 2005

Stephanie and Carolyn.

Boogie Boarding.

Boogie Boarding.

Boogie Boarding.

Boogie Boarding.

Boogie Boarding.

Boogie Boarding.

Boogie Boarding.

Stephanie visits Grandpa.

Boogie Boarding.


Photos by Marge Leffingwell (Ken's Mother-in-Law),
mostly from the day/evening of Bill's birthday party.

Ken and Patrick

Gail

Patrick

Patrick, Carolyn and Stephanie

Rebecca and Patrick

Gail

Stephanie and Bill

Ken (More wine!!!)

(?) and Bill

Bill, Rebecca
and Stephanie

Tom, (?), Patrick

Gail, Carolyn and Bill

The hot tub

Ken reading

Toward the beach

The family

Tom and Clyde


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