San Diego Vacation, Part 1.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer has flown by, and before I know it I'll be sending kids back to school.  Before that, I want to slow down a bit a enjoy some really happy memories of our San Diego vacation.

It was a fabulous trip, and we made the most of our time there.  

We arrived to find that our hotel room was not ready, so we grabbed lunch (Yard House -- great vegetarian options!) and headed to La Jolla to check out the beach.  It took about two seconds before Little Brother was completely wet (including his sneakers) with a huge smile on his face at every wave.

Next thing I knew, we were kayaking in the ocean, fully clothed.  It was more of a physical challenge than I expected (I shared my kayak with a 75-lb helper), but it was worth every bit of that intense workout.  We saw Dr. Seuss's house, peeked inside caves, got really close to lots of sea lions, and checked out the kelp forest.  And we didn't tip over!

In honor of Little Brother, we spent Day 2 enjoying Legoland (after a quick trip to Target for dry sneakers). 

The park was crowded and lines were long, but we did our best to be patient.  And we quickly found an app that listed wait times so we could avoid the longest lines.

The rides were worth the wait.  We road fast roller-coasters, the kids got to drive cars and get drivers' licenses, and we saw lots of cool stuff made out of Legos.

We even checked out the newly-opened Chima water park (in the end, though, we preferred the main Legoland park).

By Day 3, we were a little worn out, so we slowed down a bit.  

We went to Coronado and played at the beach.  We enjoyed the water (warmer than expected but still quite cold), hunted for sea shells (found two sand dollars!), built sand structures (not sure they qualify as castles), and even watched a beach wedding.

After watching Tim Howard's amazing World Cup performance in our hotel room, we headed to PETCO Park for a Padres game.  They won!

Stay tuned for more...

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