06 May 2014

Spring Vacay: Coronado Island

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We spent the second half of our week, just 30 minutes away, across the Bay Bridge on lovely Coronado Island.

 

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Another picture perfect day in San Diego.

 

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Although we didn’t stay at the historic (and wildly priced) Del, we always enjoy a stroll through the hotel’s grounds.

 

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One of our favorite beaches is Coronado Beach. Where you’ll find the softest sand in California!

 

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The tide pools were great for treasure hunting.

 

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The many colors of Coronado… Where there’s always a party or a wedding going on!

 

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Yay for spectacular beach weather! Even for us desert rats, it was WARM!

 

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We stayed at the much less expensive but equally historic Glorietta Bay Inn, right across the street from the beach and Hotel Del.

 

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Built in 1906, the original Glorietta Bay Mansion was home to the entrepreneur and businessman, John D. Spreckels. He is credited to have built the city of San Diego into the major commercial and cosmopolitan city it is today.

 

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Relaxing in the music room.

 

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Spreckels is pictured here with his 5 grandchildren on the sun porch swing circa 1920. Check out the ornate windows.

 

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Here they stand today.

 

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Breakfast on the veranda facing Glorietta Bay.

 

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Do we look relaxed yet?

 

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That old phone still works!

 

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We thoroughly enjoyed the heated pool!

 

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Catching up on some reading.

 

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Oh, how we miss our pool! The girls couldn’t get enough.

Museum of History & Art: Navy Seals Exhibit… interesting peek into this elite group of Navy men.

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San Diego, in general, has a big military presence but Coronado in particular is home to our Naval Base and the Navy Seals.

 

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Left: Woman’s bathing suit.     Right: Men’s bathing suit. 

 

Around town: One of the benefits of our stay was that we could walk anywhere and didn’t have to drive.

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MooTime Creamery… a special treat!

 

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Hooray for vacations!

 

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Bike Ride Around the Island: We rode the whole 8 mile scenic loop. No wonder my legs were so sore later! FUN!!

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More BEACH time!!

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Mini sand dollars.

 

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The Sand Castle Man building his next project.

 

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Sometimes, we all need a change of venue. Having the ability to getaway from all our normal responsibilities and routine, really can do wonders. It helps us put things in perspective and makes us even more grateful for the blessed life we’ve been given.

On this trip, we had no plans of doing much of anything. Our only goal was to chill out and be together.

Although we love adventure and new places, HOME is always where our hearts are most content.

AND I LOVE THESE 3 BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE I GET TO SHARE MY LIFE WITH!!

Thank you, LORD for giving me more than I ever hoped for, imagined or deserved.

Until next time, San Diego!   

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