We went to San Diego at the beginning of June with some of Dan’s family and we had a blast. We drove about halfway the first day and I was pretty worried about Owen’s history of carsickness. He did great until about 4 hours into the trip then he threw up multiple times. We had this huge bib on him and a barf bucket ready, but we let our guard down and took it off after a few hours and then he barfed all over his clothes. It sucked.
But we made it to San Diego the next day and went straight to the beach! Owen wasn’t too sure about the waves and cold water, but he loved walking in the sand with grandpa.
Seriously the best picture I could get with this wild man. He just wanted to kick sand around!
On Sunday we drove to Old Town, which was really close to the KOA that we stayed. Owen really wanted Grandma to push him in the stroller. We are so glad Dan’s parents drove their RV so we could throw this huge stroller in there. It was so nice to push everywhere and Owen slept in it a ton!
We went to the Mormon Battalion museum which was pretty cool. We had to wait quite a while before we could get a tour, but the kids all played in the grass across the street, and we sat in the shade so it wasn’t too bad.
The tour was fun and interactive and the kids really enjoyed it. Afterwards we got to pan for gold and take a few rocks home. Owen mostly just wanted to splash and dump the water out.
We had a bit of a diarrhea incident on Monday morning at about 5am with Owen. It was pretty terrible, and I was so afraid that he was sick and our whole trip could be ruined. But we got him cleaned up and he went back to bed for a few hours, then woke up fine! We went to Seaworld and had tons of fun with cousins!
Owen loved his little whale souvenir and didn’t put it down for most of the trip!
His face was totally priceless when we watched the whale show and he clapped along to the music. I loved watching how happy he was!
We spent a lot of time in the KOA pool with the whale.
We stopped at the temple on our way to the beach and just walked around the grounds for a little while. It was gorgeous and so so CLEAN!
He spent some time in the water with Dan but most of his time was on the beach with his cute cousins.
We went to the USS Midway downtown and decided to ride public transportation with Dave’s family. It was pretty exciting and we definitely stood out. I’m pretty sure we were the only white people and there were some super sketchy people, but it was funny and we had a good time.
We wandered around the Midway for a while and it was pretty cool to see how huge the carrier was. Dan’s dad was in heaven and Owen liked driving the planes and helicopters.
We got lunch at a restaurant on the carrier and I was stoked when the waiter gave me a DC with MY NAME ON IT. And it was spelled right! So exciting.
Owen loved sitting at the tall table with his big cousins. These boys are pretty cute!