As we have done for many years, we attended our church’s Memorial Day picnic. The weather was cool with temps in the 60’s F. Thus the “wind-tunnel” picnic table area was extra cool with some wearing “winter” jackets.
Here is Lizzie staying warm in the picnic shelter.
On Thursday evening around sunset, the tide was scheduled to be fairly low (which makes for good pictures). So Justin, Josiah, and Tim drove down to the beach to take some pictures. The temperature was around 50 F and the breeze was quite chilly.
Here’s Justin taking some pictures. You can see that the tide is out.
The combination of rain clouds and the sun setting created an orange glow. Ruby’s Diner is a restaurant at the end of the Huntington Beach Pier.
In this picture, Catalina Island is visible in the distance on the left.
Saturday evening, a group of young people (mostly home schoolers or home school graduates) met at the Duck Club in Irvine for an evening of old country line dancing. Since this was Josiah’s first time, he was skeptical as to whether he’d enjoy himself. Of course, he had a GREAT time and said that he’d definitely come back.
Since there were (as always) more females than males, Jeri didn’t dance. Some of the girls/ladies danced as males to even things out.
No prior dance knowledge or experience was required to participate. The Hendricks led the dances and always gave us thorough instruction before each one. They would walk us through it and then call out the moves during the dances (similar to a square dance).
Run the River was a fun dance. Each group of four would eventually run down the river (the line of other dancers).
The Hand Jive required way too much coordination. It was a series of (seemingly simple) hand movements that were nearly impossible to repeat correctly.