Stacy and the girls . . .
Ella gives some "tough love" to her sister . . .
After lunch we went down to walk on Pismo Beach . . . the sun was hot but the breeze felt good.
Ella got sandy and wet, so Nonna helped to wash out her pants. Ella loved this outdoor shower that she could control.
The next day we went to Hearst Castle. Here's the group (minus Aunt Debbie, the crazy camera grandma, and Aunt Sandra) sitting waiting for the bus to take us up the hill to the castle.
A view as we traveled up the hill . . .
On the bus . . .
Our first stop on the grounds . . . Nonna toted Grace around while Mommy had Ella on her back.
Aunt Sandra and Aunt Debbie went on an "accessible tour" with no steps to climb, so they ended up with a private tour!!
This is the pack I borrowed from the park rangers . . . the Ergo is much more comfortable. I might have been wearing this one wrong or maybe it's not make for a 30 pound child, but it really hurt my shoulders after a while. But we look cute!!
One of the few places you are allowed to sit . . .
The not-so-secret door . . .
The indoor pool . . . my favorite!
The bus ride back down the hill . . . the girls were really good--not much fussing. There were a few points in the tour when I had Ella on my back as I held Grace because she was crying for me--yes, that would be 50 pounds total :)