In the slideshow below, it shows some of the events in the last few weekends. The highlights were that Mia and I celebrated a 5-year anniversary since we had out first date. We went to Laguna Beach, hung out at thousand-steps beach and stayed at the Laguna Beach Inn. I didn't take a lot of pictures except for in a really cool bell-tower on the property of the Inn. The weather was pretty gloomy after a sunny beach day, which was perfect.
Another weekend, Matt, Julia and Andy flew down from San Francisco and we all met up at my dad's. It was the first time my dad got to meet his grandson and a really special weekend hanging out both Saturday and Sunday. There was a weekend to visit Sierra Madre and celebrate Mia's cousin, Sydney, graduation from UCLA with her PHD. It was a big all-day party with friends and family. For me personally, it felt like two worlds colliding with Mia's family and our friend group all in the same place hanging out, it was a ton of fun. There are some photos of people throwing the little parachute-men from a balcony, but I promise there was a lot more fun activities going on all day, I just didn't have my camera out for very long. The following day was fathera day and Mia’s dad drove up to have lunch with us and we hung out at the nice open-area around the restaurants in Manhattan Beach just to tak and catch up as well as make some summer beach day plans.
Additionally, I got home early enough a couple times on a Friday to see the weekly Redondo Beach car show at Ruby's. It's more of a community meeting than any official car show, just people parking in the lot and telling stories for a few hours. But I've learned that I have an interest in more automotive photography, picking out the critical design pieces of era-specific cars, and finding interesting compositions with all the tiny details that made people fall in love with these vehicles.
This most recent weekend I had no plans, I took advantage of that by replacing the insulation for the refrigerator lid, replacing a lightbulb in the v-berth and a much needed boat cleaning. Mia and I went kayaking (her) and rowing (me) Saturday and Sunday I kayaked solo. I also drove up to the top of Palos Verdes to get a glimpse of our weather situation - all weekend, the South Bay was cloudy and gloomy, but I could see sun inland. It was all divided by Palos Verdes, so I was able to get some nice pictures of the fog rolling over hills and burning off for a few minutes, until the afternoon clouds were blown in.