Sunday, March 28, 2010

Warm Spring Break

We had the best time on our vacation to the San Diego area although it didn't start out that great. Denver got dumped on with 14 inches of snow on Tuesday, the day before we were supposed to leave for California. At 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday night Southwest informed us that our flight at 6:10 in the morning was canceled. They couldn't get us on any flight in any airport in California until late on Friday. We were on a limited time frame and for sure thought that we would just miss our vacation. We already had our hotel and rental car paid for. After many phone calls and hours on the phone James was able to score us a flight out on Wednesday evening with a different airline. Amazingly the roads were completely fine in Denver on Wednesday afternoon. So, we were so happy to go on our vacation. It was a much needed get away from this snowy, cold winter we have had this year!
We stayed in Carlsbad along the beach for the first two nights. We walked to the beach several times, enjoyed coffee and food at local establishments, and just enjoyed relaxation with Anderson. We also met up with James's friend Katy from college that works in Calrsbad. We hiked at Torrey Pines State Park one day and it was gorgeous! The views were breathtaking and it was so different from hiking in the mountains. Anderson enjoyed the water bottle on the hike more than the views.
Our last night, we headed into San Diego and stayed in the Gaslamp district. It was full of amazing restaurants and we got to have dinner with my friend Kevin from Phoenix who happened to be in San Diego for the weekend. We had a great dinner at a local italian wine bar. Yummy!! The next day we went to Coronado Island to meet Laura, Ed, and their two beautiful children, Mattix and Molley. We walked to a great restaurant and had so much fun chatting with them. We are still daydreaming of their amazing view from their patio! We really enjoyed playing at the park before it was time to head to the airport. I can see us living there sometime in the future (maybe when we retire, ha)!
We had so much fun and Anderson is such a great traveler. He wasn't as fond of the pack n plays this time but slept okay. He enjoyed everything and really just went with the flow. We are really hoping that when he gets older he will love traveling as much as we do. We are sad that our vacation is over but isn't that how it always works?? Two more months of school, I can do it!
The Carlsbad Flower Fields were beautiful!

Our happy guy enjoying the flowers.

Yay, Anderson enjoyed the beach.

He loved playing with the sand.

The views were amazing on our hike.

Love the ocean!

Anderson enjoying a quick dip in the pool.

Chillin with Laura and Ed's adorable kiddos on their patio.

Loving the park. Look at those teeth!

Our sweet boy!