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New Brighton State BeachLisa took Lilia for her first camping trip this week as they ventured south to New Brighton State Beach with Carol, Greg, the Westobys and some of Lynn Westoby’s extended family. Lisa spent many a summer at the New Brighton State Beach campsite when she was a child, so it was fun for her to be able to take a trip there with all three generations together. It really is a beautiful campsite and such a great spot for young kids, right on the edge of the cliffs above the beach and a stone’s throw from downtown Capitola (we were campsite 19 on the adjacent map). I took Tuesday off work and spent Monday night down there with everyone – any excuse for a trip to Gayle’s Bakery in Capitola – and Lisa stayed down there until Thursday. It was fun for us to meet some of Lynn’s extended family, some of the young kids were a real hoot! Lilia was a little fussy on her first night in the campsite but got used to things on nights two and three, another hardy Valtenbergs camper in the making.

Lilia and Grandpa GregAfternoon campfireRiley trying to get a splinter out of her footRelaxing by the campfireRileyPlenty of games of horseshoeThe Westoby's camperOne point!JohnRelaxing by the campfirePlaying Mexican train by the lanternGathered around the fireThe YoungsGrandma and Grandpa off for a morning stroll to CapitolaAt Gayle's Bakery in CapitolaSam and LiliaCapitola BeachCapitola BeachThe next generation of lifesavers training on Capitola BeachCapitola BeachAn eclectic cruiser in CapitolaAll smiles in her hat from Grandma JenniAll smiles in her hat from Grandma JenniCarol enjoying the morning sunNew Brighton State BeachNew Brighton State Beach

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  1. John and Lynn says:

    Thanks Sam, as usuall excellent remembrances, love John and Lynn

  2. Laura says:

    What fun! Can’t think of a better way to spend a few days! Weather looked like it was perfect too – lucky you! Love Lilia smiling in the hat – precious.

  3. Jacque says:

    looks awesome, i want to take Gianna there!! 🙂

  4. Tu Familia Quintero says:

    Delightful times with delightful family and friends! And delightful de lovely Lilia is growing so quickly!