2018 – The Year I Got Back to Travel

I’ve talked about this before. The end of 2015 saw great changes in our family life and lifestyle. 2016 w as a year of transition and 2017 was a year of adjustment. But the end of 2017 saw yet another change in our family situation, and allowed us some wiggle room to breath and more…

Bricks Family Restaurant

As you book your Legoland vacation online you are always offered enticing add-ons to your stay. Once such add-on caught my eye. I could book dinner at the Bricks Family Restaurant in the Legoland hotel for 20% off. The dinner advertised “being entertained by the Legoland Hotel heroes” and called it the “Dinner and Dance…

The Legoland Hotel

Bins of legos so big you can climb into them. Dance parties in every elevator ride. Lego models all over the hotel and in the rooms. A separate kid bunk bed area in each room. A bar located right next to the kid play area. Why would you ever want to stay at any other…

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

On our last day in San Diego, we spent a lazy morning packing up our AirBnB and making a picnic lunch. We were headed north next, and thought on our way out of town, at the suggestion of a friend, we decided to check out Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. My friend promised beautiful views…

Gaslamp Quarter

Anyone who had ever looked into visiting to San Diego has heard of the famous Gaslamp Quarter. This area from 4th street to 6th street is part of historic heart of San Diego, and still has several working gas lamps lining the street providing light. But despite the name, that’s not what makes the Gaslamp…

La Jolla Shores

Palm tree lined streets. Sun, sand, waves washing on shore. Warm weather. Who can resist the call of the beach when surrounded by such temptation. But to be able to do it in January, that my friends, is truly an event to celebrate. The weekend we spent in San Diego was unseasonably warm. It was…

Balboa Park

After several hours in the car, but still arriving at San Diego too early to check into our AirBnB, the family was excited to get to a place to stretch our legs and enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather after a long morning of driving. At the recommendation of a friend we decided to check…

The Great Southern California Adventure

It started simple enough. We wanted to take the kids to DisneyLand. We wanted to go at the least crowded time of the year. We wanted to take advantage of a holiday/free vacation day. Three tiny little things. Three tiny things that drove us to the most ambitious-we-have-tried-to-date roadtrip with our children. Research showed that…

Weathered – Black and Whites from Torrey Pines

This week, I was racking my brains as to what I had that fit the “weathered” theme for this weeks WordPress Photo Challenge. Then we traveled to San Diego and hiked in Torrey Pines State Reserve. While I also took several pictures, my husband’s black and whites truly capture it at its best. This is…