Thursday, July 31, 2008
We Love San Diego
Last month we took a trip to San Diego. I know it's a little late, but I wanted to document the fun time that we had. We flew in and went to the zoo the first day. It takes going to another zoo to realize how ghetto Hogle Zoo really is. Anyway, the zoo was awesome. Meg loved it! Our favorite things to see were the orangutans, gorillas and the hippos. In fact, Meg is now obsessed with hippos. I don't know if she even knew what they were until she saw them in real life. Will was so nice the entire trip. He slept a lot and ate and slept some more. The next day we went to Sea World. I remember going to Sea World when I was younger and loving it and it met my expectations. We had breakfast with Elmo and friends (which really only ended up being one friend: Telly). Meg really enjoyed watching Elmo and gave him a hug and five, but she was very leery about even getting by Telly. Weird. We went to the Shamu show, which I have to say was kind of inspirational (I know I'm cheezy). Meg was in awe watching Shamu. So, she is now also obsessed with Shamu. It was a long hot day, but really fun. The third day that we were there we went to Lego Land. Dave hated it there, but I thought it was kind of fun. It was really crowded, but Meg couldn't go on very many of the rides anyway, so it really wasn't a big deal for us. By this point, we were exhausted. We called it a day early and just went back to the hotel to swim and eat dinner. Day four came and we were ready to go home. It was Sunday and I always feel kind of weird just having fun and not going to church. We went to the beach and then to Balboa Park to look around (we were pretty much just waiting until it was time to go home). Our kids were really good on the plane. We borrowed my Dad's DVD player and "The Monkey Show" Curious George and Meg was glued to it the whole time. It was nice. It was kind of hard taking two babies on vacation, but I really think that it was worth it. In fact, Dave made a little movie with video on the trip and we have had to watch it at least once a day since we have been back. Meg calls it The Hippo Show and as soon as it is over says "Hippo show again." It's not a request either, more like a demand. I have to limit her to no more than twice a day. So, we have had many more hours of San Diego fun since we have been back. We had a great time being together as a family. I would love to go again.