I've been playing and waiting for the 4th of July weekend for a few months now. I can now say it was a great weekend :) Last year at this time we were finishing up the last few days of our move and we're in Arizona. We spent the 4th in Flagstaff then a day in Goodyear visiting family. I was so ready to be done, I was in horrible pain and a bad mood. Not a good mix when you add in a DITY move. One I didn't want to do in the first place. So this year I was doing the long weekend the right way!
Since Frank is on mid-check his 4 day weekend started Thursday morning when he came home. We took a nap after he got home then I convinced him to go do all the shopping with me. He normally doesn't mind, but since he was running on 3 hours of sleep he wasn't so happy about it. This was his first time shopping at Whole Foods with me.. funny how the little things can excite a person. One of the things I love about Frank is his heart. He noticed this guy walking around the produce section for a really long time grabbing handfuls of food to eat. He had a basket with one or two things in it, but was spending more time eating food without people noticing. Frank said he wanted to see if the guy needed money, so with $6 in hand he walked in the direction of the guy. Only he didn't even know what to say, he didn't want to offend the man if he really did have money. So he never did end up giving the man anything, but I told him he's awesome for even thinking about it and trying to do something good... only he froze with words. I don't blame him I would have done the same thing.
Friday Mikey and I went on base to see Sex and The City 2 for free.. our favorite pass time these days! Loved it!! I told Frank he would have even liked it, it was pretty funny. He's seen the first one so he'd even know the story line ha. Instead he was off selling the motorcycle boots. We both know that we won't be getting another motorcycle for a while since we have a plan for paying off the last of our debt. We decided to make a little extra cash and sell our all gear. That way when we do get another bike, we can get new stuff. I've been wanting a new helmet and jacket anyways. We sold Frank jacket to our neighbors friend for $100 then the boots went for $120. Not bad! That also ended up being our spending money for the weekend. Normally it would have gone straight to savings, but since we had such a busy weekend ahead it worked out perfect.
Saturday was the fair! We were all excited about this day. We got to see Jeff Dunham! Eck :] We headed up north to Del Mar a few hours before the show so we could stuff our faces in fair food and ride at least one ride. As soon as we got there I had to eat since I was starving. We didn't even make it all the way into the fair grounds before we stopped to eat. Mikey and I got the worlds best nachos supreme (in our minds) and Frank got a corn dog. We go to a fair and get Mexican food, made by a white guy. I guess only in San Diego! Thankfully Frank was still hungry because our nachos were HUMUNGO! I think I just made up a word.
After devouring nachos we walked around to see what the fair had to offer. We ended up going on the fair wheel and Mikey and Frank went on the zipper. It's sad that $30 (or $20 I can't remember) got us that. One thing we knew we had to do while there was get a funnel cake. Apparently Frank had never had one.. not sure how that's happened. The first funnel cake I see was for a Mexican funnel cake. It had strawberries and whipped cream on top and looked so good. We got just the whipped cream and some chocolate and caramel syrup. It was a churro cake if anything ha. Amazingly good. But not a funnel cake by any means.
By now it was time to go find some seats for the show. We were up top in general admission so of course all the good seats were taken. Pooey. We still had a great time. I can't wait to see Jeff live again!
After the fair we went and met up with Franks cousin and his family who were in town for the weekend. They were the ones we stopped to visit in Arizona last year so it was nice to catch up. We've been wanting to get out there way... but Frank has been lazy about finding a time that works. They had invited us to the zoo with them the next day, but we already had plans for soak city. I'm glad we ended up not going with them because my lower back kept giving me a few twinges of pain all day Sunday and walking the zoo would have been torture.
Sunday we slept in.. well I did. It took Frank an hour to wake me up. The weather wasn't as warm as I had hoped it would be, but it was still in the high 70's so it wasn't bad. The 4th of July was military application at all Knott's parks. Frank was free and I got in at a discounted price. It was pretty slow so I was very happy about that. I'm also pretty sure it was full of Marines. Not hard to tell since almost ALL the guys we saw had some sort of Marine Corps tattoo. I kept saying we were the lone Navy.
We spent about 3- 3 1/2 hours there going on almost every slide and ride we could (FUN!!) then headed home to clean up and have a mini BBQ with Mikey. It's not a good idea to host something when you all are tired. We forgot about the corn on the grill and Frank over cooked my veggie burger making it mush just about. Thankfully the corn still turned out good. I'm wanting some more right now : ] After dinner we headed out to North Island to watch the fireworks in the bay. I wasn't sure how many others would be going out there as well and luckily it wasn't too bad. We got there about an hour before the show started and were able to get a good parking spot and a good spot along the water. We were lucky enough to see 6 firework shows. Three were in the harbor and going off simultaneously, except for the one by Seaport Village that started a little late, and three were off in the distance that we could see. It was an amazing 4th of July! I hope to continue going out to base for the show while we're here, and maybe next year our BBQ will be a bit better.
I hope you all had a great weekend! Pictures to come, I'm too lazy to edit any and post tonight. It's late and I have a busy day tomorrow. Happy July to all!