Monday, August 02, 2010

La Jolla Vacation - Day 11

Pa arrived on Friday. He had business in the area and then stayed with us for a few days. We met him in San Clemente......with Bob, Donna and kids. Had lunch at one of our favorites, Wahoo's Fish Taco. So nice to get everyone together!

We said goodbye to our California family and headed back to La Jolla. Saw this sign at a rest stop on the way. Awesome.

Saw this, too. Love that.

We got settled at the beach house with Pa and then headed to Coronado Island for a party for my friend's husband, Ed, who retired from the Navy after 22 years.

Crossing the bridge is always an event for this family.

Lainey said, "Don't wordy, Pa. Don't be scared. I hold you hand." And, she did.

I absolutely love this picture.

And, see? Jack's not the only one who enjoys a good loafer. Carter and Pa do, too!

Here is the retiree......all military guests were in uniform. I guess I pointed that out a few too many times. I also noted that I felt like I was in the middle of the Top Gun movie. Blake's response, "Yeah. All we need is a shirtless volleyball game on the beach, right?" I was going to ask Ed, but Blake said I couldn't.

It was nice to have Pa there to help keep the kids busy.

They had a crew making tacos......rolling fresh tortillas......they were delish.

Ed's wife, Melissa and me. She photographed us last year and we've remained friends since. Very cool girl.

I love a party you can ride your bike to.

We headed to our favorite beach after......and found this fabulous wedding taking place right in front of the Del. We admired from afar.

Played a bit in the sand and then headed to Babcock and Story's for cocktails and food.

Carter's pic.

Toured inside and out......then home for bed. Big day on the beach following!


Melissa said...

Looks like a fabulous day! Those taco's look divine. Can't wait for the next update!
P.S. LOVE the dress Lainey is wearing!!!

donatelli98 said...

How cool - I love a room full of men in military uniform! How many more days to go? I fee llike we have been on vacation with you for a moth??? I admit I am just jealous - it looks like a grea time!

Brittny said...

ARE YOU HOME YET???????? I'm starting to get jealous b/c your trip is going WAAAAAAAY better than mine did. But you are also giving me an idea of where we should vacation next year. Crap! There's a roach on the ceiling. Better get the vacuum. Later girl!

Allyson and Dave said...

You guys have the best family vacations. One day I will make it to Southern California.

FROGGITY! said...

i heart your dress!!! very cute.

fish tacos? yum. enjoying the ride!

starnes family said...

We're home! Have been....I'm just catching up. We were gone for 15 days. Almost done!

aunt caroline said...

The face pic of Carter and Pa is great! You should definitely print it for Carter's room.

Can't believe you went to Wahoos without me.


Tiffany said...

nothing beats a fresh, made from scratch tortilla. my aunt (she's mexican) makes about 50 every time i visit them. sometimes i'll eat a whole bag full of, i'm hungry

Dee Stephens said...

The Blake,Pa and kid picture if GREAT!!
Top Gun.. awesome. I would have wanted to ask about the volleyball too!! ;-)
Also, the family van? SOO YOU!! FO SHO!

The Lenzers said...

love the need that! and those tacos, yummy. did you have 1, or 2?

merrilee said...

So many great the one you love, and the last two are precious. I always feel proud to be an American amongst our military men/women.....cheesy, but true.

SASS said...

Awwww Lainey offering to hold Pa's hand! That girl. She's got me. Every time I see a picture of her and Pa, I get her catchy song stuck in my brain. "Pa Pa Pa Pa"
I hope it's stuck in yours now.

The Rand's said...

Sweet LC, taking care of her Pa!

Love the shoe pic. Stylish boys!

Fish tacos--my fav!!!

Enjoying your vaca recaps!

Sara said...

Great pics!!

Are we finished yet???? Kidding. Totally kidding.