Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Project 365 - CAMPLAND Vacation, Beach, Midway, Playing...

I CAN'T BELIEVE that I will be caught up with Project 365 after today's post... WOOO HOOOO!  Now I have to be better with a photo a day (or so) in the true spirit of the project! 

These photos are of our vacation to Campland on Mission Bay in San Diego.  We have been "camping" there for about 20 years now.  I say "camping" loosely because, although we sleep in a tent, we go with Mom and Dad who have the awesome tricked out camper... we eat steak and shrimp... there are 2 pools, a beach, a fully staffed daily recreation program with games, competitions, crafts, live bands, dances, etc., a restaurant, store, skateboard park, basketball courts... let's just say that the place is AMAZING! 

This year, as usual, we were there with Mary and John and the kids and Kyle, too.  And although there was some family drama (when is there NOT drama?) it was another nice vacation.  Hope you enjoy the photos of our trip!
Our campsite was right on Mission Bay and we were treated to the MOST AMAZING night of fireworks that we had EVER seen.  From our campfire, we could see 8 different 4th of July firework displays!  The biggest was the City of San Diego show which had multiple locations doing the same show at the same time!  We were "ohhing" and "ahhhing" for over an hour!  It was spectacular!

We spent one day exploring the USS Midway Museum in San Diego Harbor.  If you were thinking this might not be a fun day with little kids, you would be WRONG!  They have a self guided tour (one for adults and one for kids!) that tells you all about the ship... the history... how it worked... what happened on each part of the ship... it was FANTASTIC!  Dad and Jeff were almost "giddy" they had so much fun... in fact, we ended up buying the family membership so that we can go back again and again for the next year!  Uncle Paul and Bob, we have tickets so we can take you in September!!! :-)

Doesn't Mom look GREAT!?  :-)

Jeff and Dad were having so much fun together!  I have a whole series of photos like this one that I can't WAIT to scrap!

Anna was listening to the flight deck phones... and, yes... she was looking for change... (I almost peed my pants laughing so hard when I figured out what she was doing!)

Dad... cracks... me... up!  As we were passing by this display of flight deck crew members, Dad said, "Hey, Tracey.  If we pose over here, will you put us on your blog?"  ( I hadn't already taken about 200 pictures of our visit to the Midway...)  So here is your cute photo, Dad!  I love you!! ;-)

Our last day... playing at the park adjacent to Campland... this city park is BEAUTIFUL!  Long rolling grassy lawns and hills right up against the sand and bay... playgrounds... picnic areas... biking/running path (which is where our regular bike ride around the bay usually starts)... just beautiful! 

Anna had been waiting all week to fly her Princess kite!

Another of our favorite parks in Mission Bay... one last swing before we left for home.

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