Sunday, May 24, 2009

San Diego

This last week we had a great vacation in San Diego. We rented a house for the week across the street from Mission Beach. It was nice to have a place big enough for everyone and a room for Will to sleep in. It was a fun relaxing vacation. One of the great things- Brian's parents took Will on the plane! So only 2 hours instead of 12 in a car. Brian, Alicia, John, and I drove in the grandparents van and meet up with Michelle, Paul, Gloria, and Will in sunny California. The drive there wasn't to bad, but isn't that how it always is? And then the drive back, way to long! But Will was lucky again and got to fly. That boy is spoiled, that makes 8 flights now.
I love the ocean! I love the ocean even more when it is warm enough to play in. Oregon just wasn't warm enough. I don't think I even got in while living there. Anyways, I thought for sure Will would love the water but he was a little afraid of the big waves but loved playing in the sand. On the bay side he got in and love the kayaks we rented. The next day we all had sore arms.
Sea World! Brian and I love Sea World. We went about 5 years ago and have wanted to go back ever since. We found a discount price and got Alicia and John in for Free! (Military discounts are awesome!) Will loved all the animals. He could have watched the Shamu and dolphin show all day.
Knott's Berry Farm was a blast. And lucky for us Gloria doesn't love roller coasters and she loves Will so we got to go on the rides and she went with Will on the Merry-go-round! There is a crazy roller coaster there that goes straight up then straight down and around and goes really really fast, I can't remember the name of it but I was glad John was there to go on it with Brian.
One of my goals for the week was to make sure my boys didn't get burnt. And it worked! Will, thankfully, got my skin and can tan. We did great until the last day and lost track of time and I'm the one that got a little crispy on my back :) Oh well. We had a blast!


Annie and Jake said...

Hey Clara! Thanks for the post. Looked like a fun time. Hey, you should email me your new number so i can call you. Thanks for the fun hats. They're awesome!

Also, that picture of will floating in a back pack is trippy. Photoshop?

Heather Buttars said...


Looks like lots of fun! Cute pictures! What are these military discounts?

Shay said...

Fun, fun, fun. I know your next vaca will be to Cleveland right?? Miss you guys, I am so jealous you were at Sea World, that's awesome!

Chris, T and Kate said...

Glad you guys had so much fun! I think Will totally got hooked up with the flights! He is so dang cute!! :)

Brooke and Ryan said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! We need to get together again

Heather, Elliott and Addison said...

So much fun!!

BTW, I stumbled on your blog from the Daybreak 3rd Ward Playgroup site... hopefully Addi and I will be able to make it to something sometime! =)

Kari said...

So fun. It takes me back to when we lived there. We went to mission beach all the time (being only 10 minutes from our apartment!) Sea World is amazing. We had season tickets there because it's an awesome deal! We would go for just a few hours in the evening for a date or when Averi was a baby. Such a wonderful place! Glad you had so much fun. Will looks like he's enjoying himself!