Trip Start Mar 28, 2013
56Trip End Jul 31, 2013
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Even though we had booked Wine Country RV Resort last minute it turned out to be one of the best campgrounds we've stayed at so far on our trip! It was about 40 minutes from the ocean but was surrounded by vineyards. The facilities were great and they had a really nice pool and hot tub! Just what Bruce and Gramps needed for Father's Day.
Aimee and Gran went shopping to get some special surprises for Father's Day and really enjoyed some time just the two of them. All the boys went golfing that afternoon at the Paso Robles Golf Club. They rented a couple of golf carts and the boys had fun driving them around the course. Cohen's turn didn't last too long when he drove into the back of the other golf cart by accident! No one was hurt and there wasn't any damage but I guess that's why 7 year olds can't apply for their drivers license yet! Cohen apparently wasn't having any luck that day. When he was teeing off he hit a duck right in the butt with a golf ball. The duck was ok but flew off the course pretty quickly! We all had a swim when they got home and had a great BBQ dinner that night.
The next day was Father's Day and Bruce was woken up to hugs and kisses, homemade cards, pictures, paintings, all his favourite treats and a piņata! Each of the kids wrote him a letter (Clare's was obviously scribed!) sharing their favourite memories and what they love most about Bruce. We invited Gramps and Gran over for a delicious breakfast and had a leisurely morning just hanging out together. We hung up the piņata and everyone except Gran and Aimee had a swing at it! Bruce's hit was the one that really opened it up and sent treats and dollar bills (from Gran!) flying! Not surprisingly, the boys dove for the money first and announced they'd much rather have cash than treats any day. Just like their Father!
The boys had a couple games of pool then we headed to Pismo Beach to do some surfing! We tried to book lessons for the boys again but we waited until the last minute and everyone was booked. Instead we rented some wetsuits and boards and unbelievably found a parking spot fairly close to the beach. They eagerly entered the freezing cold water with boards in tow. I don't know who was more excited Bruce or the boys. They had a little more trouble this time as the surf instructor knew just how to get them going but they all still had lots of fun. They could all get up on their boards but sometimes had a hard time hitting the wave at just the right time. Gramps braved the water and went swimming while the girls played in the sand. The actual beach wasn't the best we had seen and had lots of dried up seaweed and irritating bugs flying around that at least weren't biting! Gran and Gramps headed out for lunch while we stayed at the beach a little longer.
We met up with them later at the campsite, had another swim in the pool then all went to "Big Bubba's BBQ" for dinner. It was a pretty cool restaurant with jail cells you could eat in, a talking buffalo on the wall, and a mechanical bull! Both boys gave the bull a try while we were waiting for our dinner and the rest of us cheered them on. They loved it and wanted to do it again! We had yet another good meal together then headed back to the campsite.
Both Dads seemed to have a great day and Bruce was in his glory getting to surf on Father's Day! Aimee felt so lucky to get to spend the day with her Dad being this far away from home! We still can't believe that with all those wineries around us we didn't get to even one! I guess that's how it goes when traveling with kids! We had fun doing lots of other things but next time we will have to make sure we enjoy those grapes!