Friday we took the short drive up the silver strand to Coronado. We explored the famous Hotel del Coronado. Emma was so cute walking along with Uncle Josh.
Isaac was complaining again about the sun... and since Mary broke his new glass shortly after we got them the day before they wouldn't stay on his head. I think this photo was shortly after he said "I wish it were cloudy here!" lol
Isaac and I separated from the group to go get a smashed penny souvenir. Isaac is starting his own collection, I've had mine for quite some time. The other guys headed down to the beach and we shortly followed.
We met up down right in front of the hotel. There was this really cool sand castle
And everyone got in some beach time.
Baby toes in the sand! Coronado beach had the finest softest sand!!
Since Isaac's glasses no longer fit we had to exchange sunglasses, so he was now wearing mine and I was wearing his stretched out ones.
Emma trying to escape
We went back to the van and drove down Orange street to Coronado's ferry landing marketplace for lunch.
We had an early lunch at this yummy Mediterranean place. After lunch we loaded back in the van and hoped the kids would take a nap. Josh gave us another driving tour towards Balboa park and this time we even stopped. Josh, Mom, and Isaac got out to walk through the Cactus garden. Kyle and I stayed back with the sleeping babies. After 10 or so minutes I wondered around by myself to get some photos. It was a hot but beautiful day!
"No Pat No! Don't Sit on THAT!"
We headed back down to the condo at Imperial Beach and headed back out to the beach! But not before stopping by the 99 cent store to pick up a few more things. Kids sunglasses being one of them! Now they all had their own pair that fit. Emma was a fan!
Mary was so funny running away from the waves. She did not want to get wet.
Emma liked to eat sand... can't you tell?
Then we had an early dinner at Coronado Brewing Company.
I didn't get a photo of my food, but Josh and I split an amazing albacore sandwich. After dinner we walked over to the pier area to get some sunset photos. They happened to be having a little festival of some sort.
The kids got to play at the little park
I guess this was close by, I don't remember exactly but it was pretty. Actually it maybe have been in our condo courtyard.
I got some photos of the sunset near the pier
The next more we woke up and got loaded up to head north to Newport Beach where my brother's fiance lives and to see her daughter's softball game. The kids were too cute sitting on the sill in the condo, too bad it's kinda blurry but they are still cute
We made good timing on the drive, hit a small pocket of traffic but nothing major. We had lunch then walked over to the softball fields. The kids are happy with their new sunglasses. (Should have packed the ones we have at home, haha)
The kids got to play on the playground at the softball field and it felt so nice! Oh we are missing park days here back in Minnesota!
The kids were starting to lose it as it was nap time. So we decided to head back south. Josh and mom rode back with his fiance after the ball game. We had plans to meet up for dinner in La Jolla, but we hit some pretty bad traffic on the way home. The 1:45 min drive became closer to 3 hours... We wouldn't have made it to La Jolla before sunset so we stopped in Del Mar for dinner. We attempted to eat at this one place but they were full up without a reservation so instead we ate at a really amazing Peruvian restaurant called Cafe Secret. It was amazing!
By the time we had finished eating Josh was near downtown San Diego so we swung by to pick up mom before heading back to the condo for the evening.
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