This is the first year in twenty plus years that Alvin hasn't taught summer school and that added a great deal to our summer pleasures. Even though he still went to the ceramic room to work on his own projects Monday thru Thursday it was on his own time with no student interruptions. That went on for about six week before we left for Newport Beach and again for about 4 weeks on our return before the fall semester started.
The first three weeks we were there Stephen and Chelsea and kids and Gretchen were there. Blythe came for two weeks and Cody and Chelsea and kids came for four days the 4th of July weekend. Alvin and I had the last week to ourselves which was quite, peaceful, restful and enjoyable.
By staying a month we changed places again to get a better monthly rate. Most of us liked it and a few felt a little isolated by the green hedge blocking views of the street and being in a more residential area too. It was 121 steps from the sand, four bedrooms, 2 baths, large great room/kitchen area and green grassy front patio with a picked white fence. We all spent lots of hours (especially Alvin) under the umbrella enjoying the extra nice patio.
Alvin walked sometimes two hours every morning getting exercise and seeing the area and we biked a great deal as usual. I was hindered a little bit the first two weeks.
Bella got to go this time and she had as much fun as the rest of us.