I’ve never liked the beach and rarely visit. I enjoy having pale skin and sand free shoes. Having a family to share experiences with has changed my opinion. Last week we went to Pismo Beach in central California. We had a really lovely time with the in-laws and our nephews. My favorite day we walked along the beach and collected Sand Dollars. The dogs went crazy running around in the water and Baines’ face lit up watching them. I loved it so much I might end up with a tan this summer.