Saturday, September 24, 2011

So This is Why Everyone Wants to Live Here

My little family and I were lucky enough to take a quick weekend away in Southern California thanks to a work commitment I had in San Diego for a day. I had a full day workshop to manage on a Thursday, so I flew in the day before.

I had two American Airlines tickets that had been burning a hole in my pocket ever since I won them at a company raffle. Unfortunately every time I tried to use them, the dates or location I wanted was blacked out. Note to self: don't enter raffle for tickets again!

I was finally able to use them and fly William and Alan out to San Diego to join me for a long weekend. They came in that Wednesday night. We stayed at the Westin San Diego downtown for 2 nights.
While I had my workshop all day Thursday, the boys headed off the famous San Diego Zoo for the day. Their trip was ended early afternoon when one tired toddler fell asleep on dad's lap on the bus ride around the park and proceeded to have an accident. Both dad and kiddo were soaked.
After my workshop was over, we headed out in search of dinner and ended up at the Seaport Village area where we wandered through some shops and finally found a seafood restaurant on the water to eat at. It was not all that great, but William did enjoy his fish and chips.

Friday, the plan was to possibly do a harbor cruise and the USS Midway tour. After a quick bite at McDonald's, we realized we had missed the first harbor tour and might try it later. We headed to the Midway, arriving right when they opened at 10am. We spent a few hours here doing the tour and enjoying all the history. William, however was not all that interested. Maybe someday he'll understand the history!

By the time we wrapped up, we decided it was too late for a harbor tour if we wanted to beat rush hour (Friday) traffic out of San Diego north to Anaheim. We were booked for two nights at the Disneyland Hotel using our Disney Vacation Club points. Yeah! See, I knew DVC would be a good "investment."

So we loaded in the car and started the 90 minute drive. We stopped for some lunch along the way- Del Taco. Then also stopped at the beach in San Clemente. It was so crowded, but beautiful. So this is why folks live here- awesome weather, beaches, did I mention the awesome weather? It was still triple digits back in Dallas. We let William chase the waves a bit and we all got a little wet.

Part 2- to be continued!

1 comment:

Cozyflier said...

Michelle, sounds like a fun trip! It has been years since I have been to the San Diego Zoo :-)

I love letting the kids chasing the waves. Can't wait to see the DLR pictures! Yes, DVC is the best!