johnsonbeach

when it's cool and foggy in the city
we are learning where to find the sun.

johnson beach on the russian river
1.5 hours north of the city.

i pack the picnic, towels, and toys.
ben does the driving.
the boys wonder out loud with questions about the place none of us have explored yet.

all four of the guys can't sit still for long.
playing ball. water fights.

retaliation that leads to a truce in the form of milkshakes

the sun is bright and its heat feels like therapy.
[i know this is difficult to understand if you are spending your summer in the 100s]
but for us, therapy and warmth.

it makes the treats all the more tastier.

by mid-day we are no longer loners on the beach.
company.
eaves-dropping on their conversations, they, too,
left the city for the warmth.

the water stings - it's that cold.
but the boys grow numb after a little while.
i never did.

so we canoed. paddleboated. kayaked.

all in a day trip to johnson beach
on the russian river
1.5 hours north of the city.