Monday, July 1, 2013

Roadtrip with the kids part 1

Hi everyone.  Miss me?  We went on a trip with the kids for 11 days to California, Oregon & Washington.  Between packed days and early nights blogging took a back seat.  I would say I'm looking forward to some normalcy but we got home on a Sunday and left on that Friday to head to Jersey for the weekend for a wedding.  Anyways, here is part 1 of the breakdown of the trip:

Thursday - Fly from Chicago to San were pretty good on the flight and M actually slept for some of it.  Stopped by a Target to get some stuff we didn't want to bring/didn't fit in our bags and then continued on to Santa Cruz.  The impetus behind this trip was a friend's wedding in Santa Cruz, so we stayed here until Sunday.

EJ & El hanging at the hotel

Santa Cruz was great!  They have an old time boardwalk with rides and games which the kids loved.  We walked on the beach and out on the wharf where we saw some sea lions.  The highlight for me, though, was being woken up one of the nights at 3 in the morning by EJ screaming "Daddy! Daddy! Help me! I can't get out!"  I walk out to where she was sleeping (fold out couch) and somehow she is under the fitted sheet in the middle of the bed like she burrowed under it or something.  The fitted sheet is still tucked in all the way around so I have no idea how it happened.

This ride was a big hit with M.  EJ had some issues making the plane go up.

Lounging at the pool. (don't mind the glare coming from the left side of the photo)

The wedding was up in the mountains outside of Santa Cruz in a redwood forest.  We had to take a 45 minute train ride to this awesome clearing called "Cathedral Grove." Very picturesque and unique.  Adults only wedding so we had my SIL come up from San Diego to hang with the kids (adults night out yea!).

Figured you needed a pic of the wedding for proof.


  1. Cool place to have a wedding.
    Your daughter looks very content lounging in the pool.

    1. Yeah, the float was way too small for her but she insisted that she lay on it like that. I think she flipped off 20 times in the 5 minutes she was on it.