Sunday, July 05, 2009

Our Catalina Island Weekend

Froggy in her boat that Grandpa J. made for her.

Grandpa and Grandma's wooden Sail boat

Grandma W. used to work for USC. They have this incredible Marine Biology campus on Catalina Island, that we were fortunate enough to stay on. Thank you Grandma W!

We hitched a ride on their friend Herbie's boat and arrived in Catalina in an incredible 1 hour and 15 minutes. Froggy slept most of the way, as the lull of the motor and waves rocked her to sleep.

The water was chilly (about 4-5 degrees cooler than in LA), but once you got in, it was beautiful and clear. We snorkled and saw girabaldis, bat rays, and I'm pretty sure I saw a leopard shark.

Life has been stressful lately, so this weekend was especially appreciated.
We get wrapped up in treatments and work, school and life -- it was WONDERFUL to swim in the ocean and feel the peaceful world below our daily chaos. I could really get used to this "relaxation" thing.


Azer's Mom said...

Wow! What a beautiful place!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous....haven't been there in SO long. that little boat that froggy's grandfather made is TOO cute for words. oh my. adorable. hang in there. jcn