Photographic Evidence of a Vacation

Lots and lots of photos and GIFs to share from our trip to California.

We spent a few days in Sacramento and then the rest of the time we were at the beach in Monterey. 
And it was a great way to start off the summer. 
Kyle and Hayden got to spend a lot of time with their cousins. 

Then it was off to this place. 
And its so-so ocean views. 

Hayden thought it was pretty cool having the ocean right outside your hotel room. 
Then lots of pool time and beach time. 

We did take a break to go to the aquarium and have lunch on the wharf.
It's hard to tell in the picture below but some sea lions were swimming around while we were eating.

Mrs. Shife and I worked on our selfie techniques. 

 Then more beach time.

Then we heard these two furballs missed us so we headed home. 

Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you soon. 

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 


  1. Looks like you had a lovely time. Monterey is gorgeous. I haven't been in years...

  2. Loves all the pictures!
    And all the cousins :-)

  3. How this makes me smile.

  4. Oh, I'm so jealous. The Monterey area is so beautiful, we were last there in 1985. We took my Mom with us soon after my Dad had died; we were both young chicks back then, ha. And you two take great selfies.

  5. I feel quite envious, Matt, and I guess I have a right to feel that way considering I live miles and miles away from sea and sand. Glad you all had a great time.

  6. That looks like a really awesome time. It's amazing how different that looks from the beaches over here by the Gulf of Mexico.

  7. Looks like a fun time was had by all. Love the gifs, gives you a real feeling of the activities going on. I've been to Monterey, it's very beautiful.

  8. GIF so attractive and funny, make me smile...
    Thank you for sharing both GIF and beautiful photos.

  9. what a wonderful time you must have had..the pictures are the proof.


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