Beach Day!

This past weekend was an absolutely beautiful day in the Bay Area! We were already headed into the city for a Xander's First birthday party, so we decided to pack a few extra things and take a day trip to the beach. It turned out to be a really fun and memorable day. Sharing firsts with Cora is the absolute greatest.

Everyone else shared our brilliant idea of going to Baker Beach, a fun beach that has an awesome view of the Golden Gate Bridge, so we eventually ended up at Ocean Beach. Ocean Beach is massive, it reminds me of Zuma in southern CA, and on warm days in the city, it (and every other beach) is packed to the brim with city-folk.
People watching.

We were lucky enough to come across a spot rather quickly, but only after driving around the city for 2 hours in search of baby-friendly, chemical-free sunscreen. No joke. Honestly, I would have settled for just some baby-friendly sunscreen after about an hour, but everyone was out of that also. Ah, the joys of city living.

We eventually headed down to the (ridiculously cold) water so that Cora could get her first taste of the ocean. The water was super cold, but Cora didn't even flinch. Meanwhile, I was whining and pretty sure my feet were going to fall off. It seems that our child has taken after her hearty father in more ways than just looks. 

Once the sand was on her hands, it was only a matter of time before it got on her face and in her mouth. So, Cora literally had her first taste of the ocean. She was a fan. 
We geared up for some Bay Bridge traffic, grabbed some Starbucks, and headed home to the our city by the bay totally satisfied with our day. Life is so amazing when there's a little person around. It's been so fun trying to see these things through her eyes. 

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