Tuesday, July 03, 2012

San Diego - Day 1

Our flight left super early on Thursday morning - which meant we had traveled down to Vancouver Wednesday night. Forrest got home late, which meant we left late and arrived at Frank and Lona's late.

We arrived at Frank and Lona's around 11:30 and a certain 2 year old woke up and wouldn't go back to sleep.  She wasn't naughty, just not able to settle down.  Wallis didn't help - he would wonder from Forrest, to me to Frank and Lona's room over and over.  Checking on us and licking.  Forrest finally kicked him out and shut the door around 3 and Selah fell asleep around 4.  Too bad the alarm clock woke us up 45 minutes later.

At the airport the kids did pretty well going through security.  Selah had a meltdown at the gate and I am pretty sure the other passengers were a bit worried.
Ephraim was excited to get on the plane.
Both kids did great on the plane, although neither slept.  We landed in San Diego at 9AM.  Rather than take my overtired children to my grandpa's house we headed to Seaport Village - which is about a mile from the airport.  We had lunch (at 10:30) and walked around the walkway.
The kids enjoyed climbing the trees and looking at the big ships in the harbor.

We left and headed to my grandpa's house.  He lives inland about 30minutes.  Both kiddos slept and we had the GPS take us on a slight detour to Target so Forrest could buy some new swim trunks and flip flops.  He forgot.

We made it to Grandpa's and other family members started trickling in.  Trish lives nearby and the Rogers and Wachobs showed up by around 4.  We took the kids swimming in Grandpa's pool.  It was a bit chilly since he had recently drained it, but they didn't mind.
Dinner was pizza - and we left pretty early so that we could get kids to bed.  We stayed the night at a hotel right up the street from Grandpa's place.
It was a fun first day.

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