Tom's law firm does a casino night in Newport Beach every summer for the interns. We actually haven't gone since Tom was an intern, so it has been four years, and we weren't going to go this year because of Carmageddon but we decided at the last minute to go anyway. Actually, my main reason for wanting to go is that Harper has been begging me to go swimming and this seemed like a good way to make that happen.
We stayed at a really nice place in Newport and since the hotel was full, we actually got put in the members only area and our door looked right out onto the beach. Friday night we had a sitter come to our room while we went to dinner and then on Saturday morning we went swimming.
And it turns out that we didn't need to be afraid of the traffic since we made it hope in record time and the freeway felt pretty much empty.