I made a New Year's Resolution to see and touch the ocean at least once a month during 2012. I'm happy to report that I have fulfilled that commitment and much to my surprise, Leroy has been with me for each and every adventure. I have to admit that planning the trips got easier and easier... and now it's just a part of what we do. We've been to Monterey, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Maui, Half Moon Bay and San Francisco. We've gone alone, with Charlie, with Sierra, with John and Anne and with Kenny and Robin. Each trip was unique...but each trip always included walking on the sand... and touching the water... even if it was only briefly with frozen fingers.

We're closing out 2012 and it's only fitting that we're at the beach. We've learned that the saying is true...

The cure for anything is salt water; tears, sweat and the sea.

Kelli Rocha