We took Nicky to the beach for the first time this weekend (pictures here). I wish I could say that it was a beautiful California day (it was at our house), but it was cloudy and windy on the coast. We drove all the way down to Santa Cruz trying to find some sun, but had to settle for mostly cloudy. Nicky didn’t mind. He was more thrown off by the sand than the weather and spent most of the time very seriously contemplating the sand. He loved the waves though and if it had been a little less of a wind tunnel out at the water we could have stayed and watched the waves our whole trip.