Monday, April 21, 2014

why we heart san diego

We live in the north part of San Diego county. It's a small rural town by California standards. We have property for the boys to run. We're researching chicken coops. Snakes are our neighborhood pets in spring and summer. I never thought of myself as a country girl, but as I listen to the rooster from across the valley crow, I find myself more and more at home with the idea of this being the place that we plant ourselves.

But what I especially love about our location is that we have so much at our travel fingertips. The coast, the mountains, the desert, and the city.

This last week, we embraced the opportunity for a spur of the moment trip to San Diego. We packed our bags and transformed into tourists in our neck of the woods. Fortunately, some friends of ours decided to join in on the fun, too. I love unexpected bonuses.

We spent a day at Sea World before heading back to the hotel.

Once we arrived at the hotel, the kids declared that riding scooters along the tropical grounds, collecting jellyfish along the sandy bay, and swimming at the lagoon pool made it the "best trip ever!"

Don't get me wrong, there were bumps along the way. Kids whined, they fell apart at Sea World over rides, and fought like they do at home. However, the change in scenery seemed to buffer the usual effects of such mood killers.

Hope you enjoyed your Easter and time with your families.

Much love,


Grace said...

how awesome! I hope to one day be able to move back home (San Diego). I miss it terribly. All the reasons you mentioned about why you love San Diego are mine as well.

Karen said...

Those trips are the best. We stayed at the Bahia last year. How did you like Paradise Point? Staycations are awesome!

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Amy Caudill said...

I just found your blog and am now following....always looking for other San Diego moms to get ideas from. :) I grew up in Temecula and now live in the 4S Ranch area. Loved this post and the pics. :)

Flor said...

oh my goodness, I love san diego! I went to school there, so it holds a very sweet spot in my heart. so happy that you are settling into your space and making it your own. and your photos are wonderful, I really need to make a trip down there this summer :)

Susan Liberatore said...

God I love San Diego! Haven't been in far too many years but still feel like i could live there in a heartbeat.

And also, your hair has gotten SO long! LOVE!!! xox

Christina Schergen said...

I want to move somewhere warm and that has a beach!!!!! Glad you enjoyed your family time!