Sunday, October 23, 2011

San Diego Trip

We just got back from a trip to San Diego this past Thursday.  I had bought tickets for the Phineas and Ferb live show months ago and it just happened to fall on the day we were leaving to drive out to California, so we did the show and then hit the rode.  Lauren loved the show!

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We spent one of our days at Legoland in Carlsbad. 


This was our first time there and Lauren loved it.  The magic height seemed to be 36” for most rides, so she was able to ride pretty much everything.  Most rides also had a second height scale to determine if the child could ride alone or had to ride with an adult.  Lauren was able to ride a couple of things alone and she really enjoyed that.  Here she is sporting her new driver’s license….


When all was said and done, we had a really nice day at Legoland.  If you’ve never been, I think it’s worth a trip if you’re in the area.  It’s certainly not Disney and you need to realize that going in and adjust your expectations accordingly.  Also, I think it’s best for kids at least 36” in height up to about 8 years old.  For the price of admission I would certainly rather do a Disney park, but the fact that Lauren could ride pretty much everything made it worth it for us.  

We stayed with some friends of ours in a rental house on the beach.  This is the first time we have stayed right on the beach and it was so nice to hear the waves…it’s such a calming sound to fall asleep to.  This was the view from our sliding glass door. 


This was Lauren’s first time at the beach and she had a great time playing in the sand and putting her feet in the water.  I think next time we’ll go when it’s warm enough to actually get in the water and lay on the beach. 


The best part about staying at the house was stepping right onto the sand from our door.  We had a bonfire each night and Lauren had so much fun roasting marshmallows. 


I love how plants and flowers thrive in the San Diego weather and we this beautiful little nursery.  I would have loved to bring some things back, but they would just fry in our Arizona heat. 


Just for the boat ride, we took the ferry from the Broadway Pier downtown to Coronado Island…


and here’s my girl and her mega-watt smile…

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Catherine said...

What a great vacay filled with so much fun! Love that mega smile!!

Stephe said...

AWESOME photos Donna!!! Looks like ALL of you had a BLAST!!! LOVE that mega-watt smile of Laurens!!!!!! Love Stephe & G

The Tracy's said...

Your little girl is growing up so fast. :) She is a cutie~

sierrasmom said...

It looks like you had a blast!! The pictures are great!!

Sis said...

glad you had a good time. great smiles and pictures!


Anonymous said...

Lucky you... right on the beach!
Love Lauren's smile!
Best wishes, Lindy