Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day! We were feeling very patriotic and decided to go to Point Loma. The weather was beautiful at the coast as we made our way towards the Cabrillo National Monument. We stopped on the way to find a Memorial service and listened for awhile as they honored soldiers that have died for us. We have never done anything like this and wanted the girls to understand why we have Memorial Day. A little ways up ahead was the monument. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European to set foot on the West Coast in 1542. We also went to the Old Point Loma Light House built in 1855. It only operated for 36 years until it was too hard for sailors to find their way through the fog since it was 422 ft above sea level. A family called the Israels lived here for 18 years with their 3 boys and niece until the new Point Loma lighthouse was built at the end of the point on a lower elevation and they moved. The last place we went to were the tide pools. The girls loved splashing around in the water and playing with crabs!