I had to carry Tyler, a large beach bag and a beach chair back to the parking lot. It was 90* and NOT easy. We get to the parking lot and I can't find the van! It's pitch black and people are driving all over the place and there are drunk people falling all over the parking lot. I finally find the van and I think we sat in traffic to get off base for 30 minutes. We didn't get home until after 11pm and the kids were loaded with sand. The fireworks were so far away it wasn't even that great of a show. Definitely not something we'll be doing again! But at least we got to play at the beach, see a red sun and see some fireworks on the 4th.