We are back in the Los Angeles area, having left Pismo Beach after breakfast and a last walk on the beach. We drove down the 101 and through the mountains, seeing ponies in the latter and surfers in the former, until we were close enough to Point Dume to picnic and climb to see sea lions -- at least until I blew out my flip-flop and almost had a panic attack climbing down over sharp rocks and scalding sand. Even so, we saw lizards and prickly pears plus a seal swimming right offshore, and it remains one of my favorite places!
Then we drove to my cousin Felicia's home in Woodland Hills, where her husband and both sons were hanging by the pool and where her sister Allison was visiting with her own two sons. Adam and I went swimming, we all played with the dog, and eventually we went to dinner at Sol y Luna, where we met Uncle Mickey (Lesley and Garrett were en route to Arizona where the latter goes to college). We had excellent chips, salsa, enchiladas, tamales, and potato tacos (mine). Afterward we hung out with the relatives and it was great to see them all!