This week was WAAAY too hot to do anything fun in Tucson! I’m talking record heat, like in the 110°s+ F. So I decided to postpone another Tucson blog post until next week because who would want to go anywhere in this kind of weather?!
Instead I’ve been looking through old pictures and reminiscing on past summer trips (and reeeally wishing I could get out of town for a bit)!
Back before phones could take amazing pictures (and before I got sick of using my camera after a lot of photography jobs), I used to take my DSLR everywhere.
The last time I took my camera on vacation was in 2013 when we went to San Diego for the week of July 4th. I forgot how much I love these pictures, so I thought it would be fun to share them!
The house we stayed at was in a cute neighborhood only a block from the beach. We stayed in the same house in 2009 so it was cool to be back.
When we were at the beach my cousin Jake found a jellyfish, so of course had to drag it ashore for everyone to look at. It just looked like a pile of goop!
On our second day we spent the morning in the ocean boogie boarding which was of course super fun!
Then we ate lunch at El Indio, a delish Mexican restaurant in Old Town that Guy Fieri visited on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. 😋 It was so good!
After lunch we drove down the coast to explore a little, and of course the boys had to climb down the dangerous and unstable cliffs.
That evening we strolled the boardwalk down to Belmont Park, a cute little amusement park right on the beach that has the BEST ice cream!
The next day was the 4th of July. We spent the majority of it on the beach and barbequed at the house for dinner. I only got a few pictures because we had a crazy-ish evening…
Long story short: on our way to watch fireworks by the ocean, my aunt fell and busted her lip in the middle of the road. Luckily she was fine, but of course in the moments following the mishap everyone was in a panic and there was a lot of shouting and screaming.
So our festivities were cut short that night, but I’m thankful that my aunt’s fall wasn’t worse! It was definitely a holiday we will never forget.
The next day was our last one before heading back home. Everyone was a bit somber after the previous crazy night, so I didn’t take any more pictures.
But I am so glad I captured what I did! That trip was (mostly) a blast and I’ll cherish the memories forever.
We actually went to San Diego again the next summer and stayed at a different house. That year I attempted my first blog and shared a post with pictures from that trip. It’s actually still up, so click here if you wanna see it!