One of the perks of the military is the opportunity to stay at inexpensive hotels in nice places. The Navy Lodge on Coronado is one of those places. Aside from being one of the nicest Navy Lodges out there, it is in a beautiful place. The views from the Beach are great, and the hotel Del Coronado is right next door. We discovered that running there made for some really nice mornings. Even though the weather wasn’t as warm as the summer months, our kids were pretty fearless and they spent the day playing in the water, making sand castles, and just being in the sun. Since Colorado has no visible water most of the time, it was great just to play in the spray. At night, there were great restaurants and of course great ice cream at the MooTime Creamery. We loved visiting with Adam and Myisha Partridge while we were there and spending one evening out with one of Mike’s work partners and his family from our first year in Japan. Overall, we just loved being in the warmer weather and away from the snow for just a little bit.