Last week I had a planned week off of work and the boys and I rented a nice SUV, (lust worthy for moi, and no need to worry about putting 1700 miles on my Subaru...1700 miles!!! Ahhhh!) and took off down the coast for a nice tour of Coastal CA! We stayed with my parents the majority of the time, but also hit Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, and Napa in between for some fun. The boys were great travelers actually. I timed the drives well I think to help our cause as I was traveling solo, and didn't want to get in over my head. I also borrowed an idea from old college friend Alison with special gifts or treats every hour or two on the first day to keep the monkeys happy...and happy they were! Playdoh, new books, glow i the dark worms for night time, you name it, we probably had it. We only watched one car movie the whole ride and they were super excited and stoked to be in a new cool car and visit family. MUCH better than flying I'll say!!! A bit is left off here, including a momentous birthday party for my Dad and a visit to the fire station for the boys...they will come up later, I promise!
Enjoy the pictures...in no particular order...
|Talin enjoys some book reading with Grampa...|
|Forrest and Talin loved the Kidspace Museum in Pasadena. The thing they liked the most...the artificial river!!!|
|Finishing off their ice cream treats at Kidspace Museum.|
|Enjoying some sweet reading time with Granny!|
|Bike ride with Grandpa! This was Forrest's longest ride yet. 14 miles on the kiddie tandem hook up we have. This was a stream runoff that the kids had fun playing in.|
|Cogswell Cyn bike ride, lunch stop. Leave it to my Dad to find the most beautiful spots in LA county.|
|Playing with the Panorama...Wait...two Talins?|
|That Forrest can push on my last nerve!!! ;-)|
|14 miles finished!|
|Visit to Granny's T-K classroom. This is her last year teaching. So glad my boys got to see her classroom. They love that their Granny is a Kindergarten Teacher!|