Today we went to Coronado Beach for the San Diego edition of swimming in the ocean. The sand and water sparkled with little gold flecks and there were lots of little shells everywhere. There was a big area of very shallow water (like one inch deep) before you hit the surf so we spent a lot of time digging in the wet sand. We got William some water guns and we had fun shooting each other on the beach. Note: salt water in the eye is not too pleasant. I did go a little farther in to enjoy the waves, which were a bit too rough for the kids. Also the lifeguards were warning to shuffle your feet, because there were sting rays in the area. Cool! I didn't see one, but I shuffled just in case.
By the time we were done at the beach it was too late to do anything, but too early to do nothing, so we went to Balboa Park, which is less a park and more a bunch of museums next to each other. It was after 5 when we got there, so all the museums were closed. We took our pictures in front of the jet planes in front of the Air and Space Museum and the car in front of the Automotive Museum, so we can look back and pretend we went in. Then we found an actual park nearby and the kids played until dinner.
We ate a Joe's Crab Shack, which had loads of tastey seafood for much less that you pay at Red Lobster. I think Burlington needs more seafood restaurants.