Monday, September 12, 2011

Family Vacation 2011

Our first official family vacation-- Success

Brian, Ruby and I all hopped on a plane and flew to San Diego (Silly you might think, but driving in a car with Ruby for 8 hours does NOT sound like a vacation to me!).  Just us 3.  And it was a blast!
We got to San Diego and headed straight to the beach but ended up putting on our sweatshirts and walking around to all the fun shops.    We checked in to our hotel later that day and went back out to grab a bite to eat and go to the S.D. Temple...  Good day!

The next day we got up and ate breakfast at Ihop and spent all day at Sea World.  It was probably more fun for Brian and I than it was for Ruby... all she wanted to do was either hold the animals or run around everywhere and she didn't get to do either.

Then the next day we got up and ate breakfast and went to the San Diego Zoo.  We'll probably never do that again... First off, the Zoo is stinkin huge and we got a work out walking up and down these huge hills.  Second, None of the animals were out... if there was an animal, it was behind a tree or everyone was huddled around it so you couldn't even see.  San Diego Zoo-- Overrated!  But we still had a fun time and we know what NOT to do next time we go to San Diego!  So, we left the Zoo around 3 and drove over to Coronado Island while Ruby slept.  Brian and I picked our favorite houses and decided we wouldn't mind living there.  Super cute town!  Later, we went  to the Mormon Battalion in Old Town.  That was really really cool and I highly recommend it to everyone!

 Next day, we drove thinking to Ocean Beach but the GPS took us to Mission Beach... Lots of fun stores and shops so we hung out there for a while and looked at more fun houses (one of our weird hobbies, obviously).  Then, we took our little rental car back and headed to the airport!  When Ruby got home, we could tell that she would just much rather stay home!  She dragged every toy out and kept running around the house!
I loved our vacation!  It was a perfect three day time away from everything! 

1 comment:

Bryce and Dani Carter said...

Looks like you guys had fun!!