there are certain things my kids associate with going to balboa and i hope they always will. it will be those things that will make the strongest memories for them and that they will tell their kids about someday. dad's donuts, balboa bars, hippo cookies, the toy store, walks along the bay, making drip castles and sand castles, paddle boarding, crossing the ferry, salt water taffy, and collecting sea shells, just to name a few.
in june we had a chance for a quick getaway to the beach, so we threw our stuff in the car and headed over. we took mimi with us and our kids had so much fun having her there. there is just something about sharing a place you love with a person you love. we set into a pretty nice routine of morning walks, beach, lunch and naps, then back to the beach until the sun went down. the kids swam and paddle boarded and played in the sand all day, every day.