From first to worst

Sea Ranch, CA, Seesaw

While it wasn’t my Mom that directly removed me from the Risk board, it was choosing to battle her that was directly responsible for my downfall. It’s not everyday that you loose 12 armies just to remove one of your opponent’s armies. However, my Peruvian militia was clearly outmatched against my Mom’s Brazilian army. I only held South America until on his next turn my brother took me off the board.

On the bright side, being the first out gave me the opportunity to take my son for a stroll down to the coastal trail. Upon our arrival we were rewarded with a surprise visit by a sea lion trying to sun on the rocks below amidst a rising tide. It was also heartening to know that upon our return to the beach house, my brother had eliminated everyone else from the game.