It was time for us to leave Anaheim and make our way down the coast to gorgeous San Diego. I was beyond excited, simply because my kids had never seen the ocean before. It's so easy to take for granted if you live close to it, but it's definitely worth appreciating.
We didn't get too far out of town when we started to see this:
I just love how the water blends into the sky, with no beginning or end.
We pulled over at a scenic area to get a couple pictures. We were also fascinated with the birds.
We stopped in Torrey Pines and spent time on the beach, which I will write about in my final post. We were so eager to get to San Diego. We headed straight to Seaport Village for some lunch.
We loved seeing all the boats,
and fancy yachts!
We also browsed the stores,
made wax creations in a candle shop,
and checked out the cool kites.
Finally, we were able to check into our hotel. We had requested a bay view room and that's exactly what we got! We were able to open our patio door and walk directly out to the beach.
Immediately, we all changed into swimsuits and went outside to play! Look who loved building sandcastles!!!
Preston also helped him while Kaitlyn and I collected seashells. It was actually starting to cool down, so we didn't stay outside too long. It was time to head to dinner in the famous Gaslamp Quarter.
We love going to Hard Rock Cafe when we visit different cities, even though we have one in our own area. The food was delicious and plentiful!!! Plus, we always enjoy checking out the music memorabilia.
We were exhausted and the kids fell asleep immediately. Craig and I headed to the patio to enjoy the sounds of the night. Shortly afterwards, we had our own firework show!!! We found out Sea World is across the bay and they have fireworks almost every night. Thank you, God, for such blessings.
It was time to head to the famous San Diego Zoo!
We saw all the typical animals...
...and had some fun too.
In our usual Kelley fashion, we spent a long day at the park, taking in as much as we could and left with hearts full of memories.
We enjoyed the beautiful water and scenery again that evening.
Then, it was off to bed for one more night of sleep in beautiful California.
Hotel Accomodations and zoo tickets in San Diego were made possible with the help of Heather Newton at Shipsmart Travel Inc.