Friday, May 29, 2015


We were lucky enough to have the entire Smith clan join us for Memorial Day Weekend in San Diego. The weather has been a classic “May Grey” situation all month so far, but that did not stop us from beach days and boogie boarding. We started the weekend off with a morning at Coronado Island exploring the Hotel Del and walking up and down the boardwalk that lines the beach. We celebrated Derek’s 30th birthday with a family dinner of Jones’ and Smith’s at the La Costa Resort, and finished off with cake and ice cream back at my parents’ house. Saturday and Sunday  we hit the beach early and set up camp for a day of fun! We totally lucked out and were one of 4 groups on the beach the entire day! Baby Clark had his first dip in the ocean and loved it! He is a little water baby. We rounded out both nights with local favorites of Besta-Wan Pizza & Anita’s Mexican Restaurant. On Monday morning we trekked everyone out to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. We spent the morning enjoying the cool weather and the safari tram ride around the park. It was such a fun weekend and couldn’t have been made possible without the help of my parents who lent us all of their beach equipment, their suburban to haul it and everyone around, and my in-laws who treated us all to a weekend of food & fun! I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I lucked out in the family department big time!

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