Fireworks on the Beach
100 Days of Camping Day #6
Last night we discovered a special spot in San Diego where you can watch fireworks on the beach any time of the year for free. The address is Tecolote Shores Park 1740 E Mission Bay Dr. San Diego, Ca 92109. There is free public parking, and the fire pits are first-come, first-serve. How did I not know about this place? Well, it's kind of a local favorite. How do I know? Because my aunt and uncle live here, and this is the spot that their son chose to have his wedding reception.
We were fashionably very late to this event. First of all, I knew it was from 5-8, but that morning I got a facebook calander reminder telling me it was from 6-9 and for some reason I believed it. After the fact, I noticed that it was telling me in Mountain Standard Time. So shame on me for telling Michael he had an extra hour. Michael was running an appointment and didn't get home until 7. When we were leaving the canyon, there was a fire near the road and after waiting for 15 minutes on the road, we found out that we would have to go back the way we had come and leave the area by going through Jamul. By the time we arrived, it was 8:15. But we got there in time to visit a minute with the happy couple just before they left, and there were still people and plenty of food at the party since they wanted to stay and watch the fireworks. Sea World does fireworks almost every night, and this spot is a perfect place to watch them. I had no idea there would be fireworks until they started going off. How exciting! We had one grumpy kid with us, and it was the fireworks that finally cheered him up. And of course the ocean-themed cupcakes put a smile on everybody's face. They were really yummy!
So whether you want a romantic evening for two, or are looking for an awesome place for a party, this is where the locals like to watch the sunset.