It was Thanksgiving weekend 1977 - the kids had a 4 day weekend from school and Howard had 4 days off from work...lets do something nontraditional for a change - the weather was awesome as it often is in southern California so we decided 'what the heck, let's go camping' - now where to go - up Pacific Coast Highway our little van ran onward to McGrath State Beach in Ventura County. Ah, the beauty of the beach campgrounds, not a lot of people this late in the year...my parents joined us.
I don't remember what we did for thanksgiving dinner - maybe we roasted a turkey over the campfire, maybe we went out to eat. Maybe my kids remember and will post a comment here. Whatever we did I'm sure it was fun and unconventional.
Poor kids - the weather was awesome but the ocean was cold. I wanted to take a picture of them in the water so we could prove to friends and relatives in the mid-west and on the east coast that one does go into the water this late in the year! So away they went - off into the water and then back again before they froze! Just for mom, and her camera. But I did get a great picture (above) eh?!?