Our Nephew David is a firefighter/paramedic with Santee Fire Department. This morning he took us over to the station to have a look where he works. Garrett of course was very excited about this and wore his firemen outfit and hat. To be honest this was probably Garrett's favorite part of our trip. Much more better than Legoland and Disney in his eyes :)
Heading inside and taking a picture in front of the wall. Do you see the fire dog to the right of the picture?
We then headed out to the garage area where they keep the trucks. This is a drying system that one of the firefighters thought up. It's actually a really neat system they use!!
First things first.....trying on David's coat and hat.
When he tried on David's helmet it was so heavy that his head went back, lol!!
He's in some deep conversation here!!
Checking things out......
Then he took notice of the big yellow truck!!
David showed him the fire hose and of course he just had to try that out!
Sitting on the front!!
Checking out all of the cool stuff on the inside and outside!!
I can't think of anyone better for Garrett to look up to. We are so proud of David and all of his accomplishments!! He worked really hard to get where he is at!!
Checking out the lockers and giving David's a big thumbs up!!
Continuing our tour of the fire department with David.
Garrett getting muscled up in their weight room :)
Garrett having a conversation with another firefighter. I love how he's standing with his hand on his hip. Too cute!!
Now that the ambulance is back we have to go check that out!!
Garrett even got to meet the Battalion Chief!
Then the really exciting part!! Here comes the big fire engine truck!! Garrett's favorite!!
He's so excited watching them pull in!!
He was so excited!! He got to meet some of the firefighters coming off the truck.
Then they let him climb the back ladder and get into the back part of the truck. He really loved this part!!
The last fire truck arriving. Can you tell he's just a little excited!!
Sitting up inside. Trying all of the buttons!!
I love this so much!! He is such a happy little boy right now experiencing this!! He was thrilled when the fireman below turned on the lights for him :)
Getting to work the lights on the truck!!
Saying hello to the fire dog!!
Garrett with David & Martyna!!
Now with us!!
We then headed over to Mission Beach to have lunch and go for a stroll on the boardwalk.
Our view at lunch. Lots of people watching :)
Garrett wanted to put his toes in the ocean. A big wave came and literally knocked him over. In hindsight I probably should have brought his beach gear with us. He wanted to play in the ocean so bad!!
Since we didn't want him to get even more sand on him Tim carried him out like a sack of potatoes ;)
Heading towards the showers. The plus side is we were just talking about needing to get some new beach towels. I guess this is our excuse to get one for today :)
While I was in the store shopping, Garrett and Tim were watching the guys on their bikes!!
We then walked to the front where they had the Belmont Amusement area.
While we were walking around I decided to try my hand at one of the games. You had a bean bag and had to try to pop the balloons. I popped the first balloon. Since I already had won one of the prizes I let Garrett throw the next one. He missed but picked a surfboard as his gift. We then went to sit down and have a snack and drink. While sitting there Garrett got out his new "surfboard" and decided to surf since he had seen the others doing it. Such a great imagination!!
We then finished up and headed back to David & Martyna's house. Such a great day!!