Saturday, September 12, 2009

San Diego Trip

Last week we were discussing what we wanted to do for Labor Day weekend. Steph mentioned that it would be fun to make quick trip down to San Diego. We thought the idea sounded fun but we dismissed it as we had not planned for it. Friday Sept 4th (last week) Steph once again thought we should just go. After Josh got off work a little early we packed the car and drove down. On the way down, about an hour out of Las Vegas we ran into a flash flood that woke up Drew (Natalie slept through it). We ended up staying the night in a North Las Vegas hotel and finished the trip Saturday morning. The first day we hung out at the hotel, went swimming and got some Mexican food, nothing too crazy as we were fairly worn out from the drive. Sunday we went walking aroung La Jolla cove. You'll notice a good amount of the pictures are from the cove. Drew enjoyed seeing the seals at the cove, but he was scared of loud crashing of the waves. Drew and Josh walked down on the beach and got sand all over their feet. Josh had the bright idea of washing them off when the tide came in. The first time the tide didn't come up close enough to their feet to wash them. So Josh decided to take two steps farther into the ocean. The next time the tide came in it washed their feet and also their shorts as the tide was much higher! After the cove we went to the San Diego temple and walked the grounds. After that we drove north into Josh's mission area and went to the Oceanside Pier (the longest Pier on the west coast). Monday was Sea World. Drew loved the shows especially Shamu and the dolphin shows. For lunch we got tickets for "Dine with Shamu". This was a buffet right next to the killer whale's pool. Natalie and Drew got a close up with the killer whales that was worth the arm and leg that "Dine with Shamu" cost. Monday night we went back to Sea World for fireworks and the night shows. Overall it was a quick trip but a lot of fun. It was the first time we had been to California in the last 4 years.


Micah Seegmiller said...

Looks like so much fun! Good for you guys for up and going last minute. Those are usually the best trips.

Inger said...

I love La Jolla cove and you really got some great pictures there. I'm glad you guys were able to take a quick family vacation.