What would a vacation in California be, without seeing the ocean, and sampling of at least one beach? I thought exactly the same thing.... so off we went to Santa Monica. Yes there are closer beaches to Anaheim, but Santa Monica it was for a few reasons. The main reason, was that we were meeting up with an awesome photographer there, namely Christa Meola. I'll get to that meeting in a later post.... but let's just say, this has made my day. It was a beautiful day, warm and sunny, albeit a little too windy at times. The ocean was surprisingly warm. At least warm enough to get your legs wet. The kids had a blast. At one point my youngest, Sebastian, got pulled in a little by a retreating wave, and fell into the water..... of course I was snapping pictures :) ... Enjoy.