We didn't spend as much time at the beach as the girls would have liked, but since we still had to get back in the car and drive a few hours, I didn't want them getting too sandy. Not only would we have had to deal with all the sand in the car, we would have had to listen to them complain about having sand in their clothes the whole way. That would have made for an annoying car ride.
Second stop....Point Loma Seafood
When Jeff and I used to live in San Diego (Ramona, actually) and his parents were coming to San Diego for the day, we would meet them at Point Loma Seafood for lunch. It's not actually a restaurant per se, but more of a place where you walk in, place your order, then you can eat at cafeteria style tables or outside by the water. I have never been able to walk in where orders are placed because the fish smell is just way to strong for me. ICK!! While Jeff was ordering food for him and I and his parents (the girls were having McDonald's), the girls and I walked around by the water looking at all the boats.
The girls wanted to walk down closer to the water, but that didn't last too long before I made them go back up where there was railing. They kept running (Payton is even in mid run in this pic) and seemed to have no concept of how close they would get to the water and that one little trip up would send them over the edge. Maybe I was being neurotic and paranoid, but they were making me very nervous!
Back up by the railing where they informed me that we needed to get a boat. :)
Third stop....Shelter Island
We met Jeff's parents at Shelter Island to eat lunch and the girls could play at the playground there before all of us headed to Anaheim. It was a little windy, but the girls didn't care. They had a lot of fun and didn't want to leave. It wasn't until we told them that we were heading to the hotel where we were going to stay before going to Disneyland the next day, that they were willing to leave without a fight.
What a great place for a park! Absolutely beautiful!!
We made it to our hotel! The girls are shouting for joy because not only do they have bunkbeds, but they have their own TV and a glass slider that they could close off between our rooms. It worked out very well for me too because while Jeff, his sister and brother-in-law were in his parents room watching the Chargers football game, our niece and nephew were in our room watching TV with the girls. I was able to close off their room and they could watch what they wanted and I was able to lay in bed and watch what I wanted and relax a little.
to be continued...