She arrived yesterday morning.
Always so special when we first see her at the airport.
Since we were already in San Diego, we enjoyed a picnic at Mission Bay before heading to the fair.
Waters are so different......no waves in the bay.
It was pretty hot, so we cooled off indoors at the Reuben H Fleet Science Museum in Balboa Park for a while.
Shadow play. Laine was feeling left out.
Love Balboa Park.
Finally made it to the fair late afternoon.
Got to ride the double decker bus. Kids were not in favor of my counting this as one of the two rides they're allowed to ride.
Aunt Donna and I texted for a bit as she was making her way from La Jolla north. She told me to tell Jack she saw him on the bus. Jack was all smiles. :)
The San Diego County Fair is similar to the Texas State Fair.
Lainey shopped for groceries and made healthy choices in Albertson's mock up market. Similar to the cute exhibit at the State Fair of Texas Carter enjoyed so many years ago.
Very popular pig races!
The fair was fun, but I'm over it. Like, over it for good. Maybe several years from now, we'll try again. Here's why: It's expensive, dirty, exhausting and everyone leaves unhappy. Two rides are never enough......and I refuse to pay for anymore than that. There are fun parts.....but I think we'll pass moving forward. And, stick with Disneyland instead!
We're at home until this afternoon when we set out for Ocean Beach. Hodad's for an early dinner, tide pools, beach time and fireworks on the pier.
After that......marshmallow fight!
Happy 4th, peeps. Enjoy your celebration!