Tyler and I were in charge of planning a recent family reunion for Tyler's parents, brothers, and their families. We rented a beach house in Huntington Beach rather than opting for a hotel. It cost about the same, but provided a great place for everyone to hang out. We were in a really beautiful neighborhood a little over a block from the beach and a 15 minute walk to the pier.
Before the reunion, we sent out a packet to get everyone excited. The package included a letter with information about the accommodations, directions to the house, and activity ideas. We also included a mix c.d. for the road trip that mostly included songs about Southern California, sunny vacations, road trips, and songs by artists easy to identify as being from Southern California.