Coronado Island

My favorite place to be with my husband, Bill/Bro.

We just returned from a four-day weekend on the island, where we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, which was really this past September, but we held off on the celebration so we could take our daughter, Shantel, and our granddaughter Alex, with us… Crazy….? Not so much, at least not for us… 🙂

We were also celebrating our daughter, Shantel’s graduation from college, and our granddaughter, Alex’s graduation from high school. Lots to celebrate and a fun time was had by all!!!

Now, as to why it was not so crazy for us to combine our anniversary celebration with our daughter Shantel, and our granddaughter Alex…. First, we flew Alex from Colorado to our home in Chandler Arizona. Then, on the day of our departure, we picked up Shantel at her apartment, and drove together to Coronado Island…

The method to our seemingly madness was… we got Alex and Shantel their own room in the same Hotel but across the courtyard from our room so they could come and go as they wanted and so could we…  Yeah!!  We gave them money for their food expenses everyday, as well as spending money….  hey… what’s not to love there…? I would for sure go for that deal if someone offered it to me… 🙂

We stayed at the Crown City Inn and Bistro, right in the heart of Coronado Island.


Our hotel was just perfect, and was just a mile from the beach in front of the famous Hotel Del where we love to plant ourselves for the day and just watch the ocean waves, people, and of course walk up and down the beautiful Coronado beach…


Nothing, absolutely nothing, can replace the feeling of putting my toes in the waters of Coronado Island… Each and every time… so many memories come  flooding back to my mind as I remember when Bill and I first discovered Coronado Island together (27 yrs ago, even though we were celebrating our 25th anniversary) , and so many years of happy vacation times well spent here on this island… Again, Nothing, absolutely nothing, can replace those memories for me…


This year, this is how the REAL ” beautiful people” spent their time  on Coronado Island…



And this is how the others spent their time… (which we have been fortunate enough to partake in ourselves once, and are very thankful for that experience…  🙂


If you notice in the picture above this one… Bill is holding his umbrella… I asked him if he was embarrassed to be holding his umbrella… he said no, because if you look around at some of the people (in the picture below)…. I’m sure they would love to have my umbrella in a couple of hours..  I had to agree.. 🙂


When we are not sitting on the beach watching people, or the ocean waves… ,we like to go looking for ocean creatures… like these little crabs we always find in the rocks…



And there is always some unexpected surprise like this flower growing right out of the rocks..



But, as much as Bill and I love Coronado Island…,  as always, our time there had to come to an end… So with high expectations of Bill and I returning together again…, I said my good-byes once again to Coronado Island…


Stay Tuned!



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Kaufman
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 23:58:53

    Lovely vacation and ending all too soon 😎 I know you wish it could go on and on and on , but that is what makes it so special ….that little piece of heaven will be there waiting for the next time and there you will be again at last❤️


  2. gotham girl
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 01:21:07

    I so agree with Auntie Ellen…there will be many many good times there! You two are so special. Love you both to pieces. xoxo


  3. katsbynp
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 01:20:36

    Coronado Island looks so beautiful. It is nice to find such a wonderful place. I also know you will have more good times there! Counting the days until I come and we have our fun times too!


    • beyondcinderella
      Jul 17, 2014 @ 15:41:15

      Coronado is absolutely beautiful Kathy and Bill and I always have so much fun there…. but now I am looking forward to you coming and having fun and making memories with you too! Can’t wait!!! 🙂


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