So...we decided to take a trip to San Diego with a few friends (5 families total).
Some people just know how to find joy in the journey.
We stayed in a beautiful 2-home complex in Oceanside that we found on Airbnb. After splitting the cost between 5 families it was about the same as a hotel for 2 nights and twice as fun/comfortable.
It even had a nice little lawn in the backyard, perfect for playing a game of Kubb.
These are only half the babies we brought with us.
We had to get a little family snuggle in before going to bed.
Alice made a beeline for the water when we arrived at Coronado Beach the next morning.
...so we were content to play in the sand when we first arrived.
David and I had had enough sitting around so we got the party started. There was copious boogie boarding to be had by all.
Alice enjoyed herself immensely even if she got a little cold.
We ate at the Rockin' Baja Lobster in Oceanside that evening. Colby is better at word searches than any 4 year old has any right to be.
We had the bright idea to walk the 1.5 miles to/from the restaurant. There were some great views to be had, but it was all uphill on the way home.
The next morning we headed for Cabrillo National Monument for a little tide-pooling.
There were lots of aquatic creepy-crawlies to be discovered.
Almost everyone had lots of fun.
The rocks and tide made an excellent backdrop for family photos.
We need to go back sometime.