Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fun in the So Cal sun.

Tyler miraculously (really, it's a miracle) was able to escape from work for a couple days.
We loaded up the car.
We drove down to So Cal.
The trip should have taken us 6.5 hours.
It took what seemed like 15 hours.
Nursing baby needing food.
Toddler with the runs.
Car battery died after we made a stop.
You know, the usual.
Eventually, we pulled up to what seemed like Heaven.......toilets & beds.
We had a blast. 
Well, besides the never-ending drive down & the time Avy threw up, the trip was a success.

We're time-share suckers.
We own.
(Correction...we are not suckers.  Years ago we went to a presentation, thought it sounded like something good for our family, went home, jumped on Ebay, bought it for 1/4 of the asking price.  Boo-yeah.  I never say boo-yeah in real life.)
This one is right across the street from the beach.

We had some good dirty times at the beach.

We had a whale of a good time at Sea World.
(just seeing if anyone really reads my dialogue)

Did the Shamu splash.

And by the way...I don't care who you are, if the killer whale show doesn't make you tear up & think about how magical creatures of the sea are, then you've got issues.

Rode Elmo's Flying Fish ride enough times to make me lose my mind.

I met up with some old roommates who both happen to live down there now.
(No picture of us though.  Sorry.  They're really cute gals.  Take my word for it.)

Pretty much lived it up by laying around naked and eating ice-cream for our quick trip.

And for the record, the ride home was beauty at its best.
We left around bed time & didn't hear a peep from the youngins' in the back until we pulled up in our driveway.

We will definitely be red-eye road-trippers from now on.


Valerie said...

How fun,it looks like a way fun vacation (except the puke and taking forever) Oh and I totally teared up at Shamoo. I also teared up when they asked all the War Veterans and current people serving in the military. Every time (sniff sniff) Your little kids are so dang cute too!

The Bock Family said...

Sounds like so much fun! Did you read my post about our trip to Utah in December?? Sounds about like your trip on the way down.....so fun!!

candace said...

fun trip! maybe not so much for the ride down, but at least you'll have great memories for later :)

Stephanie said...

We are also red-eye road trippers. It's a toss-up, be tired or listen to whiny kids. Although it sounds like Avy would have had a difficult time whether she was sleeping or not....poor girl! I just woke up from a dream about killer whales, but in my dream they were mean, and they were swimming on my childhood street, which had turned to water...I woke up very stressed out.

Johnson Family said...

What a great time! It is alwyas nice to take a little get away. I love San Diego. And just so you know I always read your dialouge. You are a great writter. I bet we can thank Mrs. Holt for that one! :)

Kara said...

Hayley, you are hilarious. I was cracking up throughout this entire post. Heaven equals toilets and beds, the use of the phrase boo-yah, whale of a good time, and the naked children eating ice cream...Thanks for giving me a good laugh. I'm glad your trip went well, minus the sickness. I love the black and white picture of little Linc, what a stud. I also have to comment on Stephanie's little post. Killer whales on your street? Scariest dream ever? I think so.

The Cardon's said...

Hahaha You are hilarious!!!! Yes I read you dialog- I always do- cause you are so darn funny!Glad you guys had fun! I am really hopin we can get together soon. I am trying to rig it after the az trip. ya know. anyways. Love the babes!!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Love ya!

Matt and Jessie said...

I bet Tyler didn't hear a peep out of you either! You have some mad skills sleeping in the car.

Glad you had a great trip in spite of the rocky start. Hopefully you made up enough family time to get you through until April!

Kevin and Kristina said...

Sounds like an awesome trip. Where did you stay in So Cal or what time share did you buy into?

I definitely think the music they put with the Shamu routine is made to make people cry. I also shed tears during the dolphin show and it wasn't nearly as good.

Glad you enjoyed a nice vacation!!

The Mostess said...

Okay--I don't know if I would shed tears, but I would definitely be in awe of nature.

So glad that you had an amazing time, besides the dead battery and runs.

Love the pics of Little Red and Linc. And the naked ice-cream eating. I need some of that.