our mid-winter vacation to San Diego

Last week we spent some time in sunny San Diego, California. As you will see we didn't really see much of the sun while we were there (good for southern California, not so good for our vacation). We did manage to get to do a lot of fun things, some indoors, while we were there. We also packed all of our rain gear, so we were ready for whatever kind of precipitation we had to deal with. In fact, I think we were more prepared than 90% of the people we saw. Most everyone else was still walking around in flip flops and sweatshirts in the pouring rain. Rain is an oddity for San Diego.

But I digress, here are a few photos and tidbits from our trip.

First stop, Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

This was our first day in San Diego and while it was nice to get out and explore, it was also Inauguration Day. Which, in all honesty, I would have liked to watch some of that momentous day on live television. However, one of the blessings of the modern age is that we were able to go back to the hotel and find it all online. I got to stare at baby seahorses while the rest of the country either celebrated or cried. Baby seahorses are much more calming. :)

The next day we met my brother at the San Diego Zoo and dodged some more rain clouds.

Haha, I love this picture.

The next few days we spent exploring Balboa Park, checked out the Fleet Science Center (more on that tomorrow), and took a detour to Point Loma. There are loads of things to do in and around San Diego, so it wasn't hard to find good activities for us and the kids.

Chris had a lot of fun jumping around on the rocks.

On our last day in California, we had planned on going to Legoland, which was right near our hotel and a great activity for a (finally) sunny day. As it turns out, and only as we discovered the morning of, Legoland is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the winter. Bummer.

After a quick change of plans, we decided to drive north and go to Disneyland instead! Not a bad switch, right?

 "Mom, what is that giant duck doing hugging my sister?"

My favorite ride was closed! It's A Small World was closed for repair...

p.s. It may look like Elinor hates us and/or Disneyland, but she really did have a good time. I like to think that she 'suffers no fools'.

I'm just finishing up our video, which is my favorite part of coming home from a trip. I should have it ready later this week!

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