Tuesday, October 23, 2012

San Deigo: Part Three

Saturday was a beach day! It was a bit too chilly for me to do any swimming, but I enjoyed my perch from the beach chair, watching the girls play on the Bay side beach for a while.

The girls played nicely together for a record amount of time! 

Their game involved Iris being a dog and Eloise being her owner and Eloise ordering Iris around a bunch.
It seemed to work out just fine!

Obligatory feet shot. Watched a lot of SUPers out on the bay. I was so jealous! 

The house we stayed in was right behind that brown one. If the tree wasn't there you could see it.
The path around the bay was just on the other side of the trash can.

After lunch it was time to head to the other side . . . the ocean!

Matt and the girls were ready to do some boogie boarding. It was a little breezy and I was too cold to get that wet, but I enjoyed standing in the shallow water and watching the action!

Mission  Beach to the north.

Mission Beach to the south.

The boogie boarder.

Waiting for Iris.

Matt and Iris getting ready for a wave.

Iris caught a wave! They really flew, it was a blast!

Waiting for Eloise to go. 

Eloise even managed to catch a few waves on her own!

Happy girl!

After we were done in the water Matt and I sat on the beach chairs and the girls played at the water's edge for quite a while.

Saturday night was our last chance to catch the sunset at the beach, so I rushed the family out the door and we just caught it:

The girls whined and whined about how long we were walking (at that point we had walked just under a mile) but I had a destination in mind: Belmont Park, which was at the end of Mission Beach. We had seen the roller coaster from the road and I knew the girls had a little bit of spending money left, so they would probably have fun at an amusement park.

The first thing the girls chose to spend their money on was Sky Ropes Adventure. This was a little tricky for Eloise as she was barely tall enough for it. Her pulley thing didn't move easily, I think she was putting too much weight on it. the bigger kids could just walk along without pulling on their ropes very much. Both of the girls had a lot of fun, though! 

After Sky Ropes Adventure they rode the Tilt-a-Whirl and then the mean parents made them head home. Rides are so darn expensive! They wanted to do the big rollercoaster but it was $6 per person and they were out of cash. 

We walked back to the beach house along the bay side path and then finished our Ben and Jerry's before heading to bed.


  1. I loved hearing all about your trip. So glad you had so much fun celebrating your birthday! :) How smart to give them each a certain amount of spending money. I'll have to remember that.

    1. Thanks Stephanie! Yes, giving them a set amount of money to spend on their stuff is a lifesaver. It prevents A LOT of the begging. That is how/why we do allowance, too. When they have money, they can buy whatever they want. When they don't have money? Then nope. When we go on a special trip we often give them money above and beyond their allowance, so in San Diego they each had a little more than usual.


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