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Day 19 – Coronado Beach

Day 19 – Coronado Beach

By on Mar 10, 2015 in California | 0 comments

Voted the #1 beach in America by Dr. Beach.

Coronado Beach in San Diego is a 1.5 mile long, wide sandy beach set against the backdrop of mansions and the iconic Hotel del Coronado with its peaked red roof and classic Victorian architecture.  It was a wonderful day for lounging around on the beach.  The girls surfed, body surfed, built sand castles and soaked up the sun.  Although educational opportunities were all around us with possible tide pool explorations, the girls just wanted to have fun!

We found out it is Hell week at the local naval military base.  The sky was insane with helicopters flying out to Yuma, Arizona for drills and training.  It was surreal.

Unfortunately, no day would be complete without a meltdown.  Tammy had scoured the beach, digging several holes  and amassed quite a pile of sea shells.  Cierra looked around aimlessly and found none.  After standing beside Tammy’s pile for an extended period of time, she convinced herself it was okay to take them.  When we asked her to put them back, she argued intensely that they were on the beach and she found them, so they were hers.  There was no convincing her otherwise.

We returned home to have a quick swim to get the sand off of us.  When we got back to the trailer the place was hoping with people because the neighbours electrical box had melted along with all the wires.  It was an unfortunate situation but afforded us the opportunity to meet all the neighbours.  We met another home-school family who is in the military.  They have a daughter Annebelle who is Sam’s kindred spirit.  This family even made us brownies for dessert.  We found out the dad is currently deployed in Haiti and will be there for a year.  We are so thankful for everything we have, especially the opportunity to be all together.

I know it was a successful day because when the excitement ended all the girls fell into bed and immediately went to sleep.

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