Monday, May 7, 2012

Road Trip - Destination San Diego

On Sunday, we left for our first family vacation in a year, and the first trip with all four of us that wasn't for medical reasons.  It felt good to load up our girls and hit the road, knowing the fun we have ahead of us.  Zoe has been through so much, and been pretty sheltered when home, so I am excited to see her reaction to Legoland, SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo.

The girls were fantastic on the 5 hour drive out.   The only hiccup on the drive was the California Highway Patrol's objection to Caleb at an excess speed.  Officer Gonzales quickly announced he was writing a ticket, but said he would cut us a break and write a ticket for doing 75 in a 70 mph zone.

Officer Gonzales laying down the law
After our unexpected stop, we were back on the road and made it to the hotel by 5.  At the check-in desk, the front desk employee wheeled out a trunk and told the girls they could pick a toy from the toy trunk.  Emerson picked a stuffed guinea pig and Zoe grabbed a magnifying glass, after which she proclaimed, "it's a mystery!"

Once we got to the room, the girls darted out on the deck and soaked up the view.  They quickly gobbled up the chocolate covered Oreos that were waiting for us.   We went to dinner at a restaurant that was overlooking the beach.  They sat us up against a window, so we could see the waves crashing as we ate.  After dinner we snuck out the back door and took some pictures. 

Even the beauty of the ocean couldn't tame Zoe's temper
Sister love
Since the girls need all the energy they can get for Legoland tomorrow, after a few pictures we headed back to the room.  When we got back, we were all surprised by the sweet treats waiting for the girls.

Emmy insisted they get the PJs on before having milk and cookies

The girls are having a great time, which means Caleb and I are too.  After our Legoland visit, we'll put some pictures up.


  1. Ahhh this is SO cute! I CANNOT WAIT to see you guys today!!!

  2. Those cookies are adorable! Hope you guys have a fantastic trip!! <3

  3. Sounds like you all had a great time, minus the Highway Patrol. :) I just read about Zoe and what a precious little miracle! I'll definitely follow along and keep her in my prayers.

    I'd love to feature this post on our San Diego-based site. If you're interested, let me know.