Our next stop was Mission Bay RV near San Diego. When we arrived at this Passport America campground, we quickly set up and headed to my cousin Jeff’s house. Marcus and Caroline were excited they would be able to meet their second cousins. The four kids had a great time together and Marc and I enjoyed catching up with Jeff. Because of this adventure we are able to spend time with people in different areas of the country.
While we were in Mission Bay we road our bikes 37 miles over three days. The path was right along the water. It was very flat so the riding was easy.
On Tuesday we headed to Balboa Park. Wow so many museums! We went to the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center and the San Diego Natural History Museum using our museum pass. At the science center we learned about asteroids and what would happen if one hit earth. It was very cool because we were studying about space. We also had some pictures of the night sky sent to us so we could track an asteroid. At the history museum, Caroline loved the model of the manatee.
Jeff had suggested we take the kids to the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. What a neat place. There were so many trains to look at. Jeff even had a plaque on the tracks in the floor honoring my grandparents because it reminded him of visit them and the Nicholson Bridge.
Whenever Marc and I are in San Diego we have to visit the Hotel Del Coronado. My mom and dad stayed in the beautiful hotel on the beach many years ago and when we go their I can picture them in this setting. We decided to celebrate our nomadaversary there. Marcus and Caroline chose to have ice cream. Marc and I had drinks appetizers. Then we headed to the beach. It was chilly, but Caroline went for a swim. We spent the whole afternoon walking in the sand.
For the icing on the top of this wonderful week, we met Yvonne and Steve. These Canadians were parked next to us and made our stay even more enjoyable. We hit it off right away. Marcus recited the Robert Frost poem he had memorized to Yvonne and discussed Civil War history with Steve. Caroline made cards and pictures for them. They gave us lots of suggestions and listened to all our stories. On the day we left Marcus and Caroline woke Steve up by singing ‘Happy Birthday’ under his window. We hope to meet these sweet people again down the road…..