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Vacation in San Diego

We rolled in late last night after a fantastic week in San Diego! We went to see Michael’s brother and his wife, but ended up doing a LOT of playing. I wish I could share all 200 pictures that we took, but for the sake of your sanity and mine, I’ve just included a few of the best.

For all the running around that we did, the kids did very, very well. Of course, bribery always helps. Funny what the promise of a souvenir will do!

Friday: San Diego Zoo. Amazing! We were there all day, and we still didn’t see it all.
Saturday: Sea World. 10,000,000 times better than the one in San Antonio! Spent all day there and bribed the kids with a souvenir at the end of the day, so they were on their best behavior.
Sunday: Church & lunch with Harold & Stacey, then off to the beach. It was pretty chilly, so I balked at Michael’s suggestion of bringing extra clothes for the kids because “it’s cold – they’re not going to get wet!” Famous last words. They got SOAKED! Those waves come up fast! After a quick shower and clothing change, we drove up to Temeculah to visit our friends, Julie & Andy, and their kiddos. They are good friends of ours from Iowa, and we hadn’t seen them in two years!
Monday: Lego Land. Another very fun, very full day! It’s an entire theme park, mostly geared for ages 2-12, with INCREDIBLE Lego creations. I’ve included a couple of pictures. My favorite was the city scape area – Washington DC, New Orleans, San Francisco, Las Vegas, NYC – all made from Legos!
Tuesday: Disneyland. Not quite as “magical” as WDW in Orlando, but the fact that I was even willing to go after our last trip is quite noteworthy. It was very crowded, and we waited in a lot of long lines, but we still had a really fun day.
Wednesday: Slept in, checked out, and went to see “Horton Hears a Who” – very cute movie, and the first time that the five of us have gone to a movie theater together.
Returned the rental car and got to the airport in time to discover that our flight was delayed an hour. By this time, vacation was officially over. We were all exhausted and cranky (ok, I was cranky), but the kids played with their new Lego sets on the floor of the waiting area (and I was too tired to even think about all the germs), and I read the paper.

We didn’t get home until after 11:00 last night (which was ok because our bodies thought it was only 9:00), and the kids and I slept in until 10:30 this morning! We’re taking it easy today and wading through 27 loads of laundry. It was a really fun family vacation – though I think we’re all glad to be home.


5 thoughts on “Vacation in San Diego

  1. LOVE California! Looks like such a fun trip for you guys! And, Jen, I am so stinkin’ proud of you for braving Disneyland after your bad experience at the World!!!! I lived 5 minutes from Disneyland from when I was 3 until I was 7 years old. LOVED it, but the World is sooooo much better. You must go again one day and experience the MAGIC and the HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH! :)Love ya,Jen

  2. Ha Ha! You should have seen the death look I got from Meghan when I suggested that we don’t have to do Disney ever again since all three of our kids have now been there! We’ll probably wait until Nathan is at least 5 or 6, but I’m sure we’ll make it back someday – and definitely to WDW instead of the Land.

  3. Ok – I don’t know the Disney World story – you must do a flashback blog on that! Looks like you had a FABULOUS time!! The beach looked gorgeous – we have friends who live there and we may try and visit this summer . . .can’t wait!!

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