We went to Coronado for the first time probably 35 years ago, and fell in love with it. It was one of those moments in life when it was just us.   Funny to think I wasn’t sure we would ever go back. Life got in the way, moves took us around the world and it became a cherished memory.

A move to Arizona changed that.

We realized San Diego was close enough to become a beach getaway for us.  It’s a bit of a drive…and worth it every, single, time. Our kids are grown now and life still dictates, work and school schedules, along with sports and activities of the grandkids. And we faithfully go back…without them. It is our chance to check out, take in the salty air and relax.

I guess it is ok, as it is our place.

That changed last week.

We all landed on Coronado together, and this time instead of just going back, everyone else wants to know when we are going back…next time.

My heart exploded. This is now the beginning of an annual event.

As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen. – Pooh  

And so it was…..

Days were spent digging, boogie boarding, playing ball, and building sand mermaids.

Nights were for going back in time with s’mores over an open fire.

Or just dancing to the music coming from the taco bar.

And for me, it was just a chance to bask in these moments that we will now share together…forever. Someday our youngest granddaughter will be writing her own story.

Today this is summer 2021.

You will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. -Seuss

Wind Kisses, Donna

Inspired by Sunday Stills