After our delicious brunch, we drove over to the beach, parked at the Balboa Beach pier and walked over to the amusement area: ferris wheel, frozen bananas (where they were created), t-shirt shops, candy shops with the best taffy on the west coast (can’t compare to my MIL’s favorites on the Jersey Shore, though), and the car/passenger ferry to Balboa Island. Kinda like the real Paradise Pier of DCA. I have many fond childhood memories of this place – swimming in the Bay and all of the above.
When we stopped in the candy shop, the woman said we were lucky to find a parking spot on Father’s Day. Guess ignorance is bliss – we just happened to arrive everywhere at just the right time. It was a lot of fun to revisit my childhood, which is what this entire day seemed to be for. Is this starting to feel like visiting the neighbors and they start showing the family slides back when people did such things? Oops! Sorry about that – we’re almost done – one more part coming up.
Next: Part 3: “Calling all Angels” or watch out for those Dodgers fans!