Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Break-San Diego

The first week of April, we left the snow covered mountains of Snoqualmie for beautiful, warm San Diego, CA.

Many days were spent on the beach, just soaking up the sun and doing nothing at all but swimming, playing, digging in the sand, reading and finding clams and shells.

Posing in front of the Coronado Navy Lodge. I loved Coronado, the houses, the happy people, wonderful restaurants, the beaches, the sun.....what a great trip.

We spent at least 3 days at the beach. The water was really cold, but Millie insisted it was warm and spent lots of time running around playing in the water.

We spent anther day at Balboa Park in San Diego. The spring colors were amazing there.

Off to see an Easter play starring Benito bunny at the theater house in the park.

Off to Legoland on Thursday.

We also visited Legoland, which was fun for Millie and not so fun for adults. Anytime there is an hour long wait for almost every ride, that is not a good place for anyone in my opinion. But we stayed a few hours and tried to avoid anything with a super long line.

Panning for gold!

Millie and Papa flying a lego jet!

Millie really surprised us with how well she drove her lego car on the racetrack. Maybe driver's ed in 11 years won't be so stressful after all....

Millie and Papa with their new lego family.

Gorgeous yards at the houses in Coronado.

Welcome to Disneyland!

Millie said her favorite rides were the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion. (I have to agree, those were my favorite also.)

We were only about 1 hr 45 min from Disneyland, so we definitely had that on our list. Millie, really wanted to go, but was constantly on the lookout for princesses. We finally found them!

Ice-cream stop in Coronado.

Delicious breakfast Easter sunday at the local diner in town. We don't have a real old fashioned diner anywhere near us, so this was a real treat for us.

Playing at the park in Coronado.

Another amazing yard in town (yes, every single house and yard looked this good there!)

And of course, we were back at the beach the day before we left for home.

Chasing bubbles at the beach. This was mine and Millie's first trip to California. We are back home now, but feeling really happy CA is not that far of a trip for us. I would never leave if I had a chance to live there. Of course, it is raining again as I write this blog and our beach days don't usually happen until some time in July.....I have a feeling we will definitely be back for a trip. And I didn't even mention that delicious Mexican food we had every day. It's worth a trip just for the food!