Memorial Day Weekend: Day 1

[Originally Published 05.26.2013]

Finally, the long weekend was upon us. The original plan was to leave for San Diego on Friday night but I was way too tired to deal with the holiday traffic. So, instead we decided to leave Saturday morning. After a stop a quick stop at Starbucks, we were off! We made it to my parents’ house in about 1.5 hours.

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While my wife and I settled into our room, my daughter was busy building a blanket fort in her Nana’s room.

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The weather was perfect. We went out to lunch with my mom and spent some time at the park.

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After stopping at Target for some things that we forgot to pack, we made our way to the Corvette Diner for my niece’s 5th birthday party. The Corvette Diner is located at Liberty Station, the former site of Naval Training Center, San Diego. This was where my dad trained after he first enlisted in the Navy. He later taught at NTC in the late 70s and mid-80s. I remember living in the old Navy Housing units across the street from NTC when I was 4-years-old. It was strange being able to drive onto this old base as a civilian, not needing to shown ID to a sentry.

This was my first time at the Corvette Diner. I love 50s themed restaurants! We were in the party room, past the main dining area and video arcade. My sister and her husband planned a fun party that included air brush tattoos, hair flair, and a birthday parade around the restaurant that featured the Chicken Dance! Our hostesses were great, too!

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The party was fun and, of course, there was a lot of food. Sadly, there wasn’t much I could eat from the party platters my sister ordered. I guess she forgot that her brother didn’t eat meat. Oh well…

A good time was had by all. How has your weekend been?

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