We took off last Sunday, headed for the Oceano Dunes. You can rent ATVs there, to ride on the dunes.
It was Joseph's idea of a great vacation!
At 11 years old, he was not allowed to ride by himself, so Dad was nominated to ride with him. Joseph had visions of going very fast, wind whistling in his helmet, catching air over the dunes.....
Dad had visions of funerals, one of which was his own.
When dreams became reality, putzing around on the flat at 4 mph while Dad recieved instructions on his ATV was loads of fun.
On the first day, Dad had to pull Joseph's ATV out of the sand when it got stuck due to insufficient speed. This happened three times. I had told Dad not to be worried that Joseph would do anything crazy. He talks big, but he is cautious.
After the second day, when they caught more Dune Action, Joseph came back in and said "Dad was even more extreme then me!"
Dad admitted to having more fun than he expected. Joseph proclaimed that it was as much fun as he expected.
Oh. and these pictures don't look like a bright sunny California beach because it wasn't. It was cool and foggy sweatshirt weather.