I said we needed a vacation, but how to do you take 9 people on vacation when you are broke? You pretend! Leave your cell phones off for a day or two, make random plans at random times, stay up late, wake up early, and go to the beach.
69 degrees is seriously a heat wave here, and the water was only 52 degrees, but we have acclimated because it was lovely. We made a "hot tub" and a fort. It was an awesome vacation!