I stepped off the plane and saw a familiar face. I ran towards the man and threw my arms around him.

"Uncle Johnny!" I exclaimed.

"Kaitlin Olivia Davidson," Uncle Johnny said looking me up and down.

I smiled.

"You've grown about a head taller," he exclaimed.

"You look... tanner," I said trying not to be rude.

"Ah, I know what you were gonna say," he said while putting his arm around my neck.

We began walking to the luggage pick up.

"And what's that?" I asked.

"You were gonna say I looked older," he finished with a laugh.

"Some people look better with age and some people don't. You, however, look stunning," I said and flashed a smile.

"Is that so? I thought so too, but your Aunt Jen disagrees," he laughed.

I laughed. We stood at the luggage thing. You know the thing were the luggage goes around on that convayer belt? Yeah. I saw my stuff and picked it up.

"So, how's Ohio?" asked Uncle Johnny.

"Alot colder then here, I can tell you that."

He laughed and said, "Well, that's southern California for you, it feels like one season all year 'round."

We got to Uncle Johnny and Aunt Jen's beautiful beachfront home. The beach looked even more beautiful then I remembered. I walked into the house and was greeted by Aunt Jen's embrace.

"Oh, Katie, I've missed you so much," she said, still hugging me.

After she let go, I smiled and said, "I missed you too."

She look me up and down and finally said, "There's Kaitlin's billion dollar smile."

"Why don't we put your stuff in your room," said Uncle Johnny.

"Okey doke," I agreed.

Uncle Johnny gathered my suit cases and lugged them to the guest room. He looked at me.

"What?" I asked.

"Why don't you go out to the beach and make friends with some of the kids your age?" he suggested.

"I guess that's a good idea."

He smiled and left. I put on a bathing suit and threw a shirt on over it. I grabbed the book I read on the plane and headed downstairs. I went to the refrigerator and grabbed two bottles of water.

"Where are you going?" Aunt Jen asked.

"Just out to the beach for an hour or two," I replied.

"Okay, be back by 6:30, your Uncle and I are taking out to dinner tonight at your favorite place up here," she said.

"Sunset Ribs?" I asked with a smile on my face.

"You know it," she said, smiling back.

"I'll see you later," I said walking out of the door.

I sat on my beach towel reading while the other kids laughed and surfed. I looked up and saw the most gorgeous boy my age that I had ever seen. He saw me staring and smiled. Was he smiling because he thought I was immature? Did he think I was cute? He waved at me and walked over. He sat his surf board down and sat down next to my towel.

"I'm Tyler. You?" he said and held out his hand.

"Kaitlin. But you can call me Katie," I said and extended out my hand to meet his.

The moment our hands touched, I knew it was going to be an interesting summer.