Hi Denise! I didn't get the private email (at least not yet). California is huge so Camp Pendleton is around 500 miles away from me. It's close to the beach and to San Diego, as you probably know. I went there about 2 years ago, because DH is a retired military, so we stayed on base on San Onofre beach in some trailers. We stopped by the McDonald's on base and saw all the young Marines running in for lunch. If I ever head back there, I'll be thinking about you and your son!