Pretty nice place to be hanging out for $20/night. More than we’d usually consider spending, but the kids are finding it too cold to swim in the open Pacific and we are here really for those that want to surf and the pool gives the rest of us something to do.
We use the hot tub every evening and we’ve met wonderful people in there. Great place to chit chat and make friends. Franny and Wayne are also from BC & they stay in their motorhome at a friends palapa & take care of his plants while he’s away.
They have custody of their 6yo grandson who seemed to take a liking to Everette and I the first time we met him in the hot tub. Since then he’s hit it off with our kids, and now we plan to go camping with them at another beach just north of here when our surfers have a bit more experience under their belt! This beach at Cerritos is the best for beginners, having smaller waves and sandy bottom. But they won’t always have it so easy.
The kids are swimming most days from right after breakfast (would be earlier if Mom didn’t postpone it) until suppertime, making friends, getting too much sun that shortens patience, getting tired eyes from chlorine, ready to hit the sack each night.
Some mornings we’ve discovered dead mice in the pool before the pool guy has done his rounds. But this morning the kids found a live mouse doing the doggie paddle. Amazing how well those little guys can swim under water, coming to the surface with their pointed nose poking out for fresh air. The kids didn’t want to swim with him, didn’t want him to drown (which would take until exhaustion, actually, since he can swim and can get himself out of the water but can’t climb the slippery tiles) but didn’t want to touch him, either. These are the same children who will hand-feed the critters in our camp, make homes for them, respectfully bury them if need be. They didn’t want to touch him because “he’s wet”. Argh. I said it was all a matter of their thinking, they could be bothered by his wetness or not. Then brave Laars scooped him out and up, and tossed him into the yard to run for cover.