Aunt Kristin had a hook up to stay at one of the beach houses on base and graciously extended the invitation for us to join her! Ding, ding, ding! What a wonderful couple of days it was. I'd describe it as a level up from glamping. You could not beat the location of our house. We had the bay just to the left of us, the playground to the right of us, and the beach in front of us. All a very short walk. The kids played hard, moving from one location to the next. The second day they were so sunned out, we took them bowling in the morning to break up the outside time. It was perfect! Something I didn't take a picture of and wish I would have was the helicopter pad that was near our sight. The first evening we were there, they must have been running some drills. Helicopters kept landing and taking off. Nathan was crazy excited. And when I say crazy, I mean CRAZY. This craziness was probably enhanced by the fact that he didn't take a nap earlier in the day. We were inside watching a show and he just couldn't stand it. He wanted to be outside watching the helicopters.
Anyway, what a fun little get away! Thank you Aunt Kristin for including us!! ☼
Taking a little rest with Ella
Our first night of building the campfire was a huge fail. We bought some kindling the next day and were much better off the following night ☺
Some attempted fishing
Early morning bay play before the crowds arrived. It made for some great seashell findings!
Time for pizza and bowling!
The Goad crew came up for a visit the last evening to eat hot dogs and roast marshmallows. Look a that roaring fire!!
all snuggled up
5am moon shining over the Pacific
Good times at Camp Pendleton!!