Monday, November 3, 2008

A Favorite Weekend

We headed to Sandy eggo this weekend. Thanks to priceline and craigslist we got a smokin deal on a hotel room, and an even smokiner deal on Legoland tickets! I seriously love a great deal!
So Legoland was fun. We literally walked onto every ride. I really enjoyed people watching and the kids enjoyed all the Lego creations. Saturday night we went swimming at the hotel pool, which was heated but not quite warm enough to keep us from shaking after a few minutes. There was a cool fire-pit next to the pool, so after we were done swimming we sat by the fire to warm up. While sitting there together I thought "this is bliss". Cuz it was. I had my Daniel, holding my Jamesy, and my Kylie and Tyler snuggled on either side of me, while I had my Ben snuggling on my lap. The night was so peaceful and clear and the stars were shining. Not to mention the beautiful palm trees silhouetted against the dark sky. Then Kylie said "this is the best vacation ever. I love our family!" Just like Dash. Then she and Ty started showing us their dance moves, and that got Jamesy movin and grovin as well. I treasure those moments!

We decided to check out Julian as I would love to have a cabin in a mountainous region to escape to on weekends(someday), and we want to scope out areas to get the defining picture in our heads. We decided that Julian is NOT the place for us. My future cabin must have pine trees- and Julian was not pine-treeish. Not to mention the fact I got extremely car sick on the windy road leading to the pie-famous town.
Not a treasured memory, but at least we know where we dont want to go ever again.

We stopped in Viejas as well, and I was SO EXCITED to see that ITS BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS there. Minus the snow of course. But now that Halloween is history- TIS THE SEASON! HOORAY!!!


Kristy said...

Sounds like a blast! I bet it's so fun living close to such fun getaways! We miss you guys! Welcome Christmas, bring your cheer!

Kristy said...

movie trivia?

Deb said...

Oh I'm so glad you got a nice trip this time, as opposed to the Grand Canyon mess. You guys are quite the little travelers. That's awesome!

Don't forget Thanksgiving for me. It's one of my favorites too.

Brandon and Amanda Gregory said...

That looks like you had a wonderful time. I love trips! anyways just wanted to let you know that I am changing my blog to private. So if you want to still read ours make sure and give me your email address! Thanks!

Julie said...

I love moments like that where you can sit back and enjoy it all. Plus, I may need to get pointers from you about cheap trips. We would love to do San Diego this spring. . . who knows. Price will determine it.

Cook Zoo said...

Sweet! Sounds like an awesome vacation! I've never heard of those two other cities though. Where are they?

Tina said...

Sounds like lots of fun...well, except maybe Julian.

We like Julian, though. Sure, it might not be the ultimate, but it has been a nice getaway. You all will have to do some more scouting....:)

Cute pictures! I always want to go to Legoland, but my group is not interested.

alison said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. We will be around a fire tonight, but not in a hotel or around a pool, but under the stars with all the bugs and stuff. Hopefully we will have fun, it is our "Emergency Campout." Jeremy will walk in in a few minutes and say, "Kids, we are pretending there is an emergency, grab your 72 hour packs and be in the car in 5 miuntes. Thankfully he has the tent and sleeping bags ready. Anyways, glad you had a great weekend!