Tuesday, January 27, 2015

San Diego, Part 2!

On to Part 2, the last part of our wonderful vacay to sunny San Diego (Part 1 HERE)

Wednesday morning we awoke bright and early again to get some more time in the sand or "snow" as Layla called it.

Then we hit the road for Sea World.

We spent A LOT of time here. And I barely took any pictures.

The shows were awesome!

Crazy northerners Part 2. It was maybe 60 degrees that day but the boys went on a water ride.

Not once, but twice. And they were SOAKED.

We were just at the top of the splash zone but luckily didn't get wet at all. The boys were still soaked at this point from their water ride so it didn't really matter.

We had to hit up more rides and then it was time to head home.

Brian and his dad got new shirts from Nana since theirs were soaked. I luckily had packed another set of outfits for both kids so they didn't have to shiver the whole way home!

Miss Sea World Snack Queen

A great end to a great day at Sea World.

For dinner we had to hit up In-N-Out Burger. Yum!

Brian's grandparents that live in Tucson drove in to San Diego so we got to have dinner with them.

Layla got to have a long in depth conversation with her great grandparents. I'm sure it had a lot to do with princesses, dolphins, sparkle shoes, when she tripped at Sea World and got a boo boo, you know, important things.

After dinner we headed back to the cottage and had a bonfire at the beach.

We had way too many s'mores, maybe a few too many local brews, and stayed up way too late playing a bloody battle of Spoons, and then called it a night.

We woke up to a beautiful day for our last day in San Diego

We had our last breakfast at the lodge

Spent some time twirling on the beach

 Helicopters were going by constantly the whole time we were there. Freedom!

Brian and I took one last stroll together and enjoyed the kid free time. The Blue Angels flew right over us. Brian keeps trying to tell me he arranged that...ha right!

We checked out of our hotel and  took the ferry over from Coronado Island to downtown San Diego

Brian and I (and Teddy) by the USS Midway. We didn't have time to tour it but I definitely want to in the future!

Layla and Brian recreating the statue, haha!

And another statue holding Baby. We are a mature, mature family.

We spent a bunch of time walking along the harbor, saw pirate ships, met up with a friend from pilot training, had lunch, and then hopped back on the ferry to our car. I am so, so glad we were all able to take this trip (we did miss Danny and Dana a bunch!).

Beautiful sunset at their hotel before we left.

So glad we got to spend time with them!

After all of the fun in the sun we hopped back on a plane to head back to cold and snowy Colorado. The kids did EXCELLENT on this trip and for that we are so very thankful!  We didn't make it home until 12:30 that night but luckily we had the whole weekend to recuperate. A wonderful family vacation in the books! :)


Janelle Vannice said...

This looks like way too much fun! And I'm super jealous about that In-N-Out! Ahh!

Jen said...

Fun!! Seaworld is one of my favorites. :)

Traci@TheHallway said...

What a fabulous vacay!!!!

Shannon said...


What a great vacation. :) :)

Nicole said...

San Diego is the best! We are so lucky to live here. That blue bouncy place reminds me of the hours my now 14 year old daughter spent as a toddler there. The kids are so cute running across that thing :) ...I'm a little sad SD MilSpouses couldn't have met up with you ;)

Becky Dougherty said...

It looks like an amazing vacation! So glad that you all had a wonderful time! :)

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