Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Best Labor Day

We had the greatest day yesterday!  It was wonderful to have Glenn home with us.  Violet even slept through the night to celebrate :)

In the morning, we headed to Manhattan Beach and we met our friends from the ward there.  Here is the story:  Myka swims races in the ocean.  Like 4 mile races and she wins these races!  I want to do a triathalon at the end of October that Myka is also interested in.  And the swim for that triathalon is in the ocean.  Myka offered to give me some pointers about ocean swimming.

I was a little nervous, but once we got out there, it was surprisingly natural.  I got a couple of gulps of sea water when I didn't see a wave coming, but other than that it went great.  Glenn was nice enough to take some pictures from the shore:
(our heads are two little dots in the top left corner!)

Then, to make the day even better, we dropped off Violet in the afternoon at our friends' house and went to the Dodgers' game!  It was beautiful weather, our tickets were free, and my Dodger Dog only cost a dollar and we have no idea why!  We had a great time.  However, we had to leave after the eighth inning to get Violet and we were down by one.  Then, in the bottom of the 9th, the Dodgers got a solo home run and the game went into extra innings!  We watched the end of the game on TV at home, and LA won.  It was too bad we missed the exciting end of the game, but it was still a great date.

I hope everyone else's Labor Day was great!


  1. That is awesome that you swam in the ocean. How far did you go your first time out?

    1. Myka estimated that we went 600 meters. It was pretty tiring!