The flight down to California was fantastic. Very short and no lay-overs! Clearly I am too used to flying out east, which always takes forever and involves far too many airports for my comfort.
|Mt. Rainier, taken from my phone. |
It was such a gloomy morning beneath the clouds in Seattle, but gorgeous above them!
|We entertained ourselves for a good half hour laughing at this picture showing|
how to exit the plane on the slide in the safety pamphlet .
When we arrived on Thursday, just before noon, it was raining. Then it wasn't. Then it was. Then it wasn't. The weather was very fickle. I knew the weather was supposed to improve, so I didn't worry too much about it ruining our sunny vacation. Sure enough, by the time we were up to start the day on Friday we never saw another drop of rain on our trip!
|After the rain subsided the girls threw on their swimsuit and we headed straight for the ocean. I have NO idea how my phone camera took this photo, but it ended up being one of my favorites from the entire trip.|
Right after we got back to the beach house it started raining again. And then it stopped. And then this:
|We could see this rainbow from the windows of the house we were staying at, but I went |
down to the beach to get this shot overlooking Mission Bay.
After Matt joined us at the beach house I went to Ralph's to pick up some groceries. It is always fun to discover new things in new places, and what I discovered at Ralph's was a flat escalator, so you could take your grocery cart on it down to the parking garage.
We ate sandwiches and had fruit and yogurt for dinner before heading out to walk along the ocean just after the sun set. It was a low-key first night, we had big adventure to rest up for on Friday!
|The girls walked in their jammies, so I had to keep yelling,|
"don't get wet! Those are the only jammies I brought for you!"
It was a beautiful walk along the beach, but kind of crazy, too. Lots of people out and about, walking, riding bikes, hanging out at the houses lining the beach. And this was, at least I was told, the down season! I guess it's always beautiful in San Diego, though! Mission Beach was much more rough than I expected it to be. I expected the whole place to be lined with upscale beach cottages, I guess. Instead there were multi-million dollar houses being built right next to more run-down looking ones. Lots and lots of signs for vacation rentals, as well. Definitely made for fun people, and house, watching!
Stay tuned for more!