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Making The Most Out of Summer Vacation: Beach Day

July 7, 2012 10 Comments »
Making The Most Out of Summer Vacation: Beach Day

This post is part of the “Making The Most Out of Summer Vacation” series here on The Digital Latina!

What is the “Making The Most Out of Summer Vacation” series about?

Well, a few moms got together and shared their stories and tips on what they do to make the best out of their Summer vacation!

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There are some memories that will stay with us long after childhood is gone. One of them is summer vacations so we have to make the best of them! Sure, there are major memories that we’ll do like taking the coveted Walt Disney World vacation, a trip via an airplane or even a road trip. However, we did something last year that we think will continue every year as a yearly tradition – beach day. We took one full day off of work, ditched the cell phones and iPads and spent one long uninterrupted day at the beach with family.

We initially came up with the idea of beach day to take advantage of our California weather without the beach crowd. We shared the idea with family and pretty soon it was like a family reunion! We met at the beach with our sunbrella, coolers, beach towels, chairs and lots of food. We made sure to take a wagon with us because our youngest was only 7 months old and we knew that he would probably not like to nap on the floor. It was all very unofficial and casual but we all had a blast and we look forward to doing it again this year, but with some adjustments. We’ll be setting a date ahead of time to ensure that everyone can get off of work and down there at the same time. We’re also a thinking potluck-style reunion so sundries and food can be contributed and we don’t have 8 bottles of sunscreen between us. Maybe this year we’ll extend our day even further and wait for the sunset so we  can roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Whatever we end up doing, I’m sure that our annual beach day will stay with the kids long after they are out and out of the house. Who knows, maybe they’ll continue the tradition and their kids will also enjoy an annual beach day too!

About The Author:

A 20-something Latina mom of two young boys who is always on the go. Living Mi Vida Loca is her outlet where she gets to talk about where she’s been, what products she is using, and what she’s watching. She refuses to compromise style, beauty or fun.





In a comment below, tell me something you do with your kids that you hope turns into a future family tradition for generations to come?


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  1. Maria Amelia July 7, 2012 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Sometimes the simplest things make the most long lasting memories for families. Happy Beach Day 2012!

    • Rachel July 9, 2012 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      You’re 100% right, Maria. It’s the simple things.

  2. pattie July 8, 2012 at 1:47 am - Reply

    Thank you for including my story! Beach Day is still on the schedule.

    • Rachel July 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      THANK YOU for participating, Pattie. 🙂

  3. Laurita July 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Aw, I so feel like doing this after reading your post! I need to suggest this to my family. 🙂

    • Rachel July 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      Aw, I’m so glad you enjoyed this story, Laurita 🙂

  4. Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™ July 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Camping is what we did! Too far from the beach and my mom hates sand!

    • Rachel July 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Camping sounds fun! I need to camp this Summer. It’s on our to-do list! 🙂

  5. Lisa July 11, 2012 at 1:36 am - Reply

    Im sad to say that my little one and I are the only ones who love the beach! My other kids prefer the pool. I love it bc it brings back memories of my childhood. great post!

    • Rachel July 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      Awww – My hubby doesn’t LOVE the beach but we make beach days happen. We should make a beach day trip this Summer, Lisa! Maybe for Blogher weekend?

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