Monday, August 19, 2013

California Weekend

We've been debating what to do about the car situation in Germany for a while now.  We finally decided a few weeks ago to trade cars with my parents.  We love our Suburban but it didn't seem practical to take it to Germany.  Too big and bad gas mileage.  So a Honda Odyssey seemed to be a better solution.  The first weekend in August we drove out to San Diego to drop the van off to be shipped.  My parents and David met us out the for a little fun at Sea World.  It was a short but fun weekend and we all had a good time.  We also got to stay in a super cool hotel called the Historic Mission Inn, in Riverside.  We discovered it by chance online where they were having some awesome deals on rooms.  We stayed there both nights and had so much fun exploring it.  I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a weekend getaway.  Such a cute place.  Felt like we were in Europe.

I was laughing so hard at Violet.  The first few times around she was cracking up...towards the end of the ride her face completely changed.  I don't know if you can see it very well in the picture but it was hilarious.

The kids both wanted to sleep on this window bench.  We ended up moving them a couple hours later  because they were both hanging half way off.
Sawyer kept saying "Queen Isla" in the car one day.  Later I went to get her out of her carseat and found this.  Silly boy.  Poor Isla.


The Thelins said...

PLEASE keep blogging! You have to, now that you guys are so far away. I love that hotel- it looks SO cool! And the picture of your kids sleeping on the window bench is pretty priceless. You have such a cute family.

Sabine Schindler said...

What a fun weekend that was ( minus Violet climbing up that ledge!!! yikes))!! I'd go back to that Hotel any time! Sooo fun!