Star Spangled Weekend

We didn't get quite enough of California, so when our friends invited us out to Coronado for the 4th of July weekend we had to make the trip even though we had only been home for 13 days this summer!
 The kids are great roadies and who doesn't want to get out of town when its 106!
 Hailey had spent the prior week at our church's beach camp at Point Loma University.  Point Loma is just a mile away from Max's grandmother's house.  After grabbing Hailey before the bus headed back to Arizona, we went to Gigi's house and out to lunch.
 The kids were fortunate enough to see my grandpa on Tuesday and Gigi on Friday.  It's not often you see both of your great grandparents in the same week!  We really enjoyed visiting with Gigi and hope to see her again soon for a longer visit.
 We spent the afternoon with this rowdy crew.  Going out to eat 4th of July weekend in Coronado with a party of 20 is quite a feat.  A menu caught on fire, kids were melting from starvation, and the adult drinks were flowing.  I am sure we were our waiter's worst nightmare but we had a fun night tormenting him.
 When Daddy tucks them in after a fun day at the beach and a late night on the town, I get a king bed all to myself.
 We had heard so much about Coronado.  I think half of Scottsdale moves there for the month of July.  We ran into many people we knew, which seemed really odd to us.  It is easy to see why so many people flock there with its small town vibe, golden beaches, cool breezes and just a short 6 hour drive.
 Max and I couldn't remember the last time we went to a parade and I don't think the kids have ever been to one.  It was all the glory of small town America!  We loved the patriotism and celebration of our military in the parade.
We spent the rest of the day on the beach soaking up the sun, sand and waves.  Our friend's condo had a spectacular view of the fireworks.  We were so close you could feel the shudder as they exploded.  It was a star spangled glorious weekend celebrating the best of America, freedom, family and friends.

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