After our beach day, we hit the pool at our hotel before dinner and bed. Q decided to jump in the deep end with no help. Even as he was drowning and I was jumping in to save him, he was still yelling that it was fine and he could definitely swim and that we were not to worry. I didn't listen and I was worried...so I saved him anyway. That kid. He wasn't really close to drowning as he has got to be constantly watched and I was therefore only a jump behind. He keeps me on my toes that one.
The next day we visited the Mormon Battalion Historic Site and enjoyed an interactive tour complete with gold-panning for the kiddies. They could have panned all the day long. I am thinking about installing a similar device in the backyard. They were even able to keep two pieces of fool's gold and were so thrilled. Also, tongues sticking out ever-so-slightly seems to help in times of great concentration...for all of my kids.
On our way home, we stopped at Coronado Beach and walked the beach for a bit enjoying the breeze, the salty air and the sea gulls. And I love the golden, glittery sand. It is breathtaking. I was a little bummed I didn't bring my fancy camera, but it would have been a nightmare keeping track of it at the beach...so I'm glad I just got to enjoy my time instead of stressing about my expensive camera being stolen/laden with sand.