Sunday, November 2, 2008

Our California Adventure

A couple of weeks ago (I know, I am soooo slow!) we went on our annual California trip. We usually go in May so it was nice to switch things up and go in the fall this time. The weather was so perfect! Hot on our beach days and warm on our Disneyland days. We stayed with Steve's brother as usual in his comfy house in the beautiful Laguna Niguel area. It is 5 minutes from the beach and 30 minutes from Disneyland. He is so great to let us come every year and he even spent a day with us at Disneyland which made it that much more fun.

We spent one day at Disneyland and one day at California Adventure. We spent three days at the beach and we also were able to go to the beloved Orange County Market and do some shopping and drink fresh squeezed lemonade. I could have stayed all day, despite that fact that I was coming down with some dreaded illness and I felt like poop. I love shopping!

Also on our agenda was EATING. We have our favorites and we usually hit them all on our trips to Cali. First off is In-And-Out Burger, then a fish taco joint, then Jack In The Box (per Steve's request, I could skip this one). That's the extent of our fast food tour. Next is sushi in Laguna Beach, Shabu-Shabu in Little Tokyo, and Yaki Niku in Costa Mesa. The Yaki Niku was a first this year and we are going to try and find a better restaurant next year (if you have any recommendations in the area). We also indulged in Japanese pears via Costco and some delish Hagen Das chocolate-chocolate ice cream bars (only allowed on vacation). I almost forgot, on our way there we stopped overnight in Mesquite and had a surprisingly good prime rib dinner for only $4.99. We'll do that again!

We all had a really fun, relaxing trip and we realize how blessed we are to be able to take fun trips like this. It is something that is important to us both, making time for R and R, having fun and making family memories that Zack will have his whole life.

Uncle Shawns Macaw, Skyler.  Deidra can't get too close to her because Skyler hates her (she hates most women so I don't take it personally). Zack likes to look at her but not hold her because her claws are sharp and scary.  She's really pretty and talks alot.

This day we were at Newport beach.  Zack is warming up after playing in the water.  Deidra's idea of a good time at the beach is reading her book!

This was the first time Zack tried boogie boarding and he was really good at it. He just didn't like getting the water in his mouth!

Our little surfer boy!

Steve shows him the ropes!


Nic & Ashley Haws said...

I AM SOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE Disneylad and California Adventure Park! And I'm with ya... my idea of enjoying the beach is layin out and reading!!! I'm glad you guys had such a good time!!!

SalGal said...

You guys picked such a good time to go! Now is when the water is the warmest!