Saturday was the day we planned for the beach, the weather was perfect. We headed back to mission beach, stopping at one of the many gift shops to buy some buckets and shovels for the boys. The boys quickly chose what colors they wanted and were running towards the sand.
They were a little hesitant to get in the water at first, but that wore off quickly. I didn’t get the camera out until the boys were in the water and having fun to avoid a wet sandy child running at me.
The boys (all 4 of them) did a lot of splashing, yelling, squealing in the water before they remembered that they had buckets and a lot of sand to play with. I started writing our name and the year in the sand and the boys insisted on having their names in the sand too.
This was soon followed by making castles and destroying them just as quickly.
We alternated between playing in the sand and in the water for half the day. I took a lot of video and we just had a good time. We found sea shells, a couple crabs and got completely covered in sand. Once the boys started asking for food we packed up and headed back to the hotel to remove all of the sand and sunblock and feed everyone of course.
After baths we all took a nice long nap before heading out to Old Town. I don’t think we even took a camera with us while we walked around the shops. I say walk around because every store seemed to be full of breakable items at toddler level. The only place we went into was the Coyote Café for dinner. It was a surprisingly great meal considering it was a definitely touristy. We ate dinner then took the boys for ice cream before heading back to our room. The boys did great walking the nearly 2 miles that night.
It was straight to bed once we made it to the hotel. then next morning we would be packing up and heading for Disneyland.