Last week Cory, Goosey, and I were able to spend a few days in California with my family. It was a very last-minute trip but it ended up being very fun. We drove down with Sam, Nicole, and cute little Bug and enjoyed every second of the non-scorching weather.
Of course we had to walk on over to the beach (although to be honest I'm not a big fan of California beaches....I think I'm too spoiled with the beach in Mexico). Lucy loved it though!
One day we decided to go to the Birch Museum. I hadn't been there since I was 12 and we'd gone for an ELP field trip, so I remember I liked it but wasn't sure if it would still be as good. It turned out to be so much fun!
Can you tell Lucy LOVES water!?
Lucy could not get enough of the different kinds of fish. All she wanted to do was pat on the glass at all the fish going by. She was mesmerized!
One day we were able to go over and check out the Mormon Battalion Museum. The presentation felt like a mini Disneyland ride but it was actually pretty fun. I was surprised at how much Lucy enjoyed it. Truthfully I was a little worried that she might be a little bored out of her mind (actually I thought that might be the case for me too). Fortunately it was a really fun place!
At the end of the tour we got to pan for gold. I was horrible at it and Lucy just wanted to play in the water.
We also had the chance to walk around the San Diego temple. I hadn't been there since the open house when I was little so I was excited to go back. Unfortunately we had the Goose with us so we weren't able to do a session but it was still really nice and peaceful to walk around the grounds.
Overall it was a fantastic trip. We loved being able to sit back and relax and spend some time with the family. It's just a bummer that summer is almost over.