Saturday, October 5, 2013

Carlsbad, Day 1

Today was the start of Fall Break. It's feeling like fall at our house. It's cool and crisp in the mornings. We welcome the change in seasons and love Fall. But, we decided to hold on to summer for another week and head to California with our friends.

We rented a sweet beach house for the week in Carlsbad. If we did this trip alone, it would be too expensive for us. Splitting it with friends is the only way we could afford such a nice house. We left this morning, and Noah asked within 5 minutes if we were there yet.

We always stop a little over half way in Indio, California. We found a great park years ago and love to stop there to stretch our legs.
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Growing up in Phoenix, there are palm trees every where. I had one in every yard I've ever owned. Emily saw one and said, "look, it's a Hawaii tree!" Guess she's not as familiar with palm trees.
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I love these fake rocks that the kids can climb up on. Or, my big kid...
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The kids have the ultimate set up in the car. I'm the stewardess.
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Here's the windmills in Palm Springs. That usually means we are close, but Carlsbad is between L.A. and San Diego. We still had several hours to go.
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We finally got the house a little over 7 hours later. This is the view from the hot tub...on the roof!
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We unloaded the car quickly and made a mad dash for the beach to see the sunset.
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The kids were stoked to get to the beach. There was a pizza place a mile down, so we took the scenic route via the beach.
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It took Ben a whole 10 seconds to get wet.
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Last year at the beach, Noah barely got his feet wet. This year, he was already all up in the sand.
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Em was happy to get her feet wet too.
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And do some dancing and cartwheels.
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The pizza at this place was soooo good. The kids liked eating on the patio.
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We ended the night with a quick dip in the hot tub.
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Our friends just got here and now we are all exhausted and ready for a good nights rest.

Beach day tomorrow!

3 comments:

Linda said...

Looks like a wonderful place for a nice getaway! :) I enjoyed the photos (beautiful sunset!!)

We don't have fall break here... just a couple of 3 day weekends, which we just had the first of two this month and Thanksgiving break next month which is a 5-day weekend. It's very much been summer weather here in central Illinois up until today when it looks like we finally begin true fall weather with only a high of 67 today and this coming week it looks like lows in the 40s and highs in the 70s. Hopefully it will kill off some of the biting bugs because we have swarms of them here, mostly due to harvest.

Enjoy your time away, I know you will, and will look forward to your updates. :)
Love, Linda

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures and looking like a great start to a week of fun and frolics, no doubt. I hope it will be a great week away from most of the pressures of day to day living.
Love
G.

Anonymous said...

HI BEAUTIFUL CUTE PICS LOVED THE FAMILY PICS~~ I LOVE U ALL MOM