2014 4th of July

I rarely get a chance to travel in which it’s not work related, but this fourth of July was all about personal fun. My girlfriend Terri and I headed to San Diego for some fun-in-the-sun, and, to escape the triple digit heat of the desert Southwest. We stayed at my sister Susanne’s beautiful home on Mt. Helix, which is east of the city of San Diego. My sister and brother-in-law totally pampered us, cooking breakfast each morning along with dinner a couple of the nights we were there. One day we spent the entire day out by the pool with mojitos and had swordfish tacos in hand.

One day we drove to Coronado Island and rented a couple of beach cruisers and spent the day exploring the island, including driving along the expansive beach. We stopped for lunch at Peoche’s, which has an outdoor patio overlooking the San Diego Harbor…here we enjoyed a Crab Stack and some fish tacos before continuing our exploration of the island.

That evening we headed east to Jamul where we laid out on the grass at Steele Canyon Golf Course and watched a wonderful firework show nearly right in front of us. There was music, food and amusement…a wonderful venue and activities to get us revved up for the 4th the next day.

For the Fourth, we drove to Orange County where I know of a secret beach in which three firework shows can be seen. I know, I know, “secret beach?” Yes, there is in fact a secret public beach in SoCal that few know about. We spent the day lounging on the beach, playing in the water and just relaxing. We had a pretty large buffer from the next closest people to us, and, as the sun set, there were even fewer people around for the fireworks. It was simply a fantastic day and one that my girlfriend and I will never forget.

Tell me what you did for the 4th of July this year? Please post a comment below.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.