Saturday, June 29, 2013

She's baaaaack!

It seems like forever since my last post! We just got back from our vacation in So Cal. We had so much fun even with the third wheel. Yep, that's right. AF showed up just as I was about the board the plane. No joke. I told Mike that I better go potty before we got on the plane because I won't use the one on the plane. As I wiped I was greeted with her blushed face. I guess she decided that a  42 day cycle was long enough and that she wanted to enjoy the beaches too.

We arrived in LA on Thursday morning, rented a car and drove to Vista to stay with Mike's grandparents. It has been a year and half since we have seen them and the visit was much needed. Grandpa has dementia and Grandma is in serious pain with her back. We spent 5 days with them and then we spent a couple nights with Mike's cousin. The trip was a perfect mix of family time as well as one on one time. 

We went into Oceanside a few times since it was only about 15 minutes from Grandma and Grandpa's house, then we drove down to San Diego, and to Palm Springs and then up to Anaheim to Disneyland (AF was gone by then)!! 

At first I was really scared to go to Disneyland since I am so scared of rides but it ended up being a blast! I wanted to ride the "scariest" rides over and over again! I loved Space Mountain and Splash Mountain...even though I did keep my eyes closed almost the entire time! We were sure beat after that; we got to Disneyland at 9:30am and we left at 12:30am. My feet paid the price for sure!

The weather was fantastic the whole time we were down there; a little really warm but, still fantastic! Meanwhile, in Oregon it rained the entire week we were gone. We definitely brought the warm, dry, weather back with us! This week it is in the 90's and by Tuesday it is suppose to get to 100! At least we are partly acclimated to it.

I am exhausted and I am so far behind on all of my blog reading; I have a lot of catching up to do!

I will leave you with some pictures of the trip-- everyone loves photos, right?

Mike's First Ever In-N-Out Burger

Family
Sunset  in Oceanside
Oceanside Pier
Oceanside Pier
My hubby smiling! He does that sometimes.

USS Midway- San Diego
San Diego- Bob Hope tribute
The Kissing Statue- San Diego
Miss Marilyn Monroe- Palm Springs



Laguna Beach

Beach Bums- Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach- Blue Steel
Toon Town- Disneyland
Disneyland
The Castle...
SO MUCH FUN!
Mike looks like he is pretending to yell- but he wasn't!

29 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun on vacation!

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    1. Such a blast! Ready to be back to my juicing, though!

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  2. Looks like a great trip, minus AF making an appearance! Glad you got to get away!

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    1. That is AF for ya! It was a great trip regardless!

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  3. Welcome back! Great pictures! Looks like you guys had a great time! I love Cali...so jealous of you! ;)

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    1. It was so much fun! I am ready to go back!

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  4. Love the pictures!!! Looks like it was an awesome vacation!!!! :)

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    1. Thanks! You as well! I bet that was such a great trip! I am totally jealous!!

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  5. Great picts!! Totally grew up in all those amazing places.....love oceanside and the o.c!! So glad you had fun!

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    1. I am a Cali girl- but I was born and raised in Monterey County. I loved So. Cal. I would spend more time there if we had it!

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  6. I'm so glad that you had such a great vacation!! Looks and sounds like it was a blast :)

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    1. We had a great time! Just what we needed, for sure!

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  7. Yay, you're back! I loved seeing all your pictures. What great vacation!! That picture of the pier at night? I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I was really excited about the way those photos came out! I still don't know how to use our camera correctly and we bought it on our honeymoon; 1.5 years ago!

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  8. So glad you were had such a great vacation, even if AF decided to invite herself! Love the pictures!

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    1. At least she only stuck around for a couple of days and she didn't bring bad cramps with her! I hardly knew she was there....

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  9. Looks like a perfect vacation!! So glad you guys were able to spend time with family as well as together exploring So Cal. And thank you for bringing the sunshine back with you! The Pacific NW was in serious need of some sunshine.

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    1. Oh my heavens! We sure brought the heat back to Bend! It was 102 all week (well around there) when we got home. We were dying and I was GRUMPY! I am glad that heat is gone and so happy the rain is too!

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  10. Wow that looks like an awesome vacay! (BOO To AF on vacation :-P) Those statues in San Diego are awesome!

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    1. I loved the statues. So cool! Palm Springs was too warm for me. But it was worth it to see Miss Monroe!

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  11. Great pics! Looks like you had a great trip, so happy for you :)

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    1. A blast! I am ready to go back. Next time we will spend a couple days in Laguna Beach. I loved it there!

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  12. First of all, Splash Mountain and Space Mountain were some of my favorite rides there! Second, In-N-Out???? When Chris and I were in San Fran we ate there twice and I wanted more. Now that is all I'm craving. I love your pictures! Sucks stupid AF had to be there, but it still looks like you two made the most of it :)

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    1. In n Out is soooo good! I wanted that as soon as we landed! Mike was really impressed with it! It is so good, fresh and CHEAP! Next time I am there I will buy you a t-shirt ;-)

      The rides were soooo fun!!! I can't believe I was as scared as I was at first!

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  13. Looks like a fabulous trip! So glad you got to relax and spend some time with family. I just LOVE San Diego. What a perfect place for a vacation.

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    1. It was so great. A perfect mix. San Diego was so fun- I wish we made it to the beaches there... but we ran out of time.

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  14. I am afraid of most roller coasters. The Disneyland roller coasters are they only ones I will ride. They are pretty tame. Glad you had fun in SoCal!

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    1. I thought they were going to be crazy scary- but they were not and they were quick rides. Next time I want to check out the other park... California Adventure?

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  15. I'm so glad you had such a great trip and even enjoyed all those rides at Disneyland! It's hard not to :) sounds (and looks) like it was a fabulous trip.

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