People come from all over the world to visit the Huntington Beach Pier. But Vic and I seldom go there. We live in a vacation paradise, but we get so used to it that we don't take advantage of is as often as we should. That's just one reason why we like to have out-of-town guests. Their visits prod us into enjoying the touristy side of Huntington Beach.
Our guests this past weekend were from pretty close to home. And to our hearts. Our son Scott came up from San Diego with his wife, Nicole, and their three daughters, Allison, Lauren and Megan. We met them for lunch at Sandy's Beach Grill at the foot of the pier.
The 5-year-old twins, Allison and Lauren, ordered off the appetizer menu and had popcorn shrimp and a lobster timbale. They have pretty sophisticated tastes for 5-year-olds. Three-year-old Megan was more interested in the sweet potato fries than anything else. We all greatly enjoyed our meals. After lunch, we went for a leisurely walk on the pier. It was leisurely mostly because Megan and the twins wanted to stop every few yards to examine something new.