We recently got to go on a little family vacation to Escondido/San Diego! The first day was a beach day. But do you know how much work it is to take a baby and toddler on a vacation where you will be outside most of the time? I mean, the sunscreen applications alone...whew!! Family memories though, right?
I taught Emily how to build a sand castle, which, let's face it, was just wet sand in disheveled upside down bucket form one right after the other but hey, she loved it!
After we left the beach we checked into our resort and had dinner at the restaurant on site. We ended up eating there a few times because it was delicious and convenient! The next day we ventured around the area, checked out the mall, went to lunch, and then came back to the resort for some fun in the sun. There was a splash pad and several pools to choose from so we hung out there for a while.
This is the only picture I took while we were at the resort. #fail
But trust me, it was gorgeous and we loved it. Our room had a full kitchen, living room, bedroom, and giant bathroom with a nice shower. Thank you, Expedia! Haha.
The next day (Saturday), we got all ready, slathered up on sunscreen again (I think we used almost an entire tube of sunscreen on this trip between the four of us), packed up, and checked out of the hotel. We went to breakfast, got a couple of things at Target, and then met up with Michaels brother Tyler, his wife (my SIL) Sarah, and our nephew Everett. We went to the Wild Animal Park (Safari Park)! It was awesome. We saw all sorts of animals. Emily especially loved the giraffes and elephants. I'm kind of "anti zoo establishments" unless they are rescued and there for their well being so this was a good place to go for us.
Also, we've become "those people" with the crazy hats out in public...but NONE of us got sunburned all weekend so I don't care!! It made for some good laughs the whole time. I felt self conscious wearing my hat and every time I looked at Michael I couldn't help but giggle. We're old. We do what we want, including wear these hats to avoid sunburn.
Family vacation- SUCCESS!