How I got on TV on a beach in California

During one of our family trips to California when I was a kid, we dropped by the beach. You got to go to the beach if you make it all the way to California. So we built some sand castles, dug some ditches, and splashed around in the waves.

I didn’t notice any cameras, but I guess my dad did. He later said he remembered seeing video guys filming on the beach and wondered what they were up to.

We found out what they were up to, though, when on the way back, my aunt called us at a hotel. She said she’d seen us on TV. Pretty cool, right?

Turns out, the guys were filming for a spot about an oil spill, documenting how stupid some people can be, braving the beach with that mess and all…