Posting will be kind of light this week because I am away at camp. My wife signed us up for a family camp that they have run for years at UC-Santa Barbara. One good sign already: most of the guests have been coming for years. One lady I had dinner with is here for the 28th year.
Basically all the family stay in the dorms here, and there are activities arranged by age group all day for the kids and optional activities for the adults. Meals are in the cafeteria, where the food has been pretty decent. The whole family has had a good time so far, though it had a bit of a rough start for me. We drove here from Phoenix, and I am usually fine with long-distance drives. However, the last 4 solid hours were spent basically inside LA fighting traffic. I was ready to blow my brains out when I got here. Unfortunately, our car was met at the gate by a group of camp counselors who were channeling "Up with People" or maybe the Mousketeers, but they were way to jolly for my mood at the time.
By the way, how does anyone study at a University that sits on a beach? Well, at least the high speed LAN in the rooms works really well.