Indian summer & hot days arrived, the beach stayed wonderful, school inevitably began, book club continued … We made our annual foray out to the River, where it was WAY HOT, and the water felt good, and the mountains were still pretty … Orange County is pretty pretty, too. Breakfast dates with Cafe Cubanos, Little Dude’s afternoon “snack” of choice (black bean burrito). My first trip to Ohio for IHF’s Photography Conference. Middle Dude got braces – ouch in his mouth and our pocketbooks. The beach continues to be amazing. And Big Dude got a new t-shirt. He wore it to work.