This day trip was the highlight of the year so far! What a gorgeous day. Every time I visit Coronado I am amazed at just how beautiful it is. This has got to be the best beach in Southern California to run on. The beach is so firm, clean, and long. We were really ambitious Monday morning and planned to leave the apartment by 8:30. I’ve been having some late nights, and still waking up at least twice every night to feed Royal so being out the door so early definitely was ambitious. Thankfully we had Grandpa Petes around! Thanks for making the boys eggs for me. I woke up and Petes was all showered, ready, feeding my boys breakfast, amazing! We were at the Del by 10:30! It was fantastic. I was expecting it to be cold, but it was lovely. We walked on the beach, ate lunch on the patio at the Del… I will remember that forever. Jude cooperated at the restaurant (If you’ve eaten with Jude you know that many times that’s just impossible!) We were even able to get him a great gluten free lunch. Grilled chicken, veggies, and fresh fruit. I can do this gluten free thing! So happy. Ryan and I shared our lunches, he had a crab sandwich with avocado and I had a gourmet grilled cheese with aged white cheddar, brie and pesto paired with THE most amazing tomato soup I’ve ever had. Sorry to go on and on, but what a special treat for me!
I love looking at all the flowers, and succulents planted along the grounds. Petes had been down to the Del multiple times before… but he still was soaking everything.
Can you believe that the Del was built in 1888. It’s a historical landmark now as well as a hotel. Lelers, I know you and Nate are thinking about getting away – I think you guys should come stay at the Del! We’ll drive down and say hello to you! I know how much you love San Diego!
Thanks for sparing Petes for a few days Grandma Cindy! We had a great time. We’re looking forward to having you out here too in a few months! You’ve done a good job with that one Cindy, he did my dishes like three times! For having family in town, I feel surprisingly relaxed, Thanks Petes – great timing too – we are expecting some news about Jude today. We’re happy-Jude is really happy, with all this rice chex cereal around! When we got home from San Diego he was excited to wear his Sherrif Woody shirt and eat Chex.