Sunday, August 03, 2008

San Diego Vacation

Sea World in San Diego - as remarkable and beautiful as I remembered it. The last time I had been there was when I was in the 7th grade! The Shamu Whale show...still my favorite memory and now sharing it with my boys. They loved all the underwater discoveries, the tide pools, and the sting ray bay hands on exhibits.

LegoLand - Carlsbad, Calif. What a FUN!!! FUN!!! place for kids! This is a picture of the family in front of the Lego replica of the capitol building. This had to be the highlight of our vacation for the boys. They absolutly dug the heck outta this place.

Mission San Diego - The first of all the Mission Churches in California. Such a beautiful historic landmark. I have so many more gorgeous pictures of this place! It touched my heart in such a deep way to be there with my family. I think all little boys should visit an old church like this one. It must be so good for the soul.

This was my number one favorite stop the entire vacation. I just love old, historic buildings...especially mission churches.

USS Midway Museum. The USS Midway was the oldest, in operation, aircraft carrier in the United States. It's last war was in 1992 when it helped in the war at Desert Storm. It was in operation from 1945 - 1994, in operation for 47 years. It was so fun to walk through this aircraft carrier and to tour the engineering room and even the living quarters where our Navy Captains stayed while at seas.

I know way, way more about this Navy aircraft carrier than you'd ever imagine! This was the one stop that Richard really wanted to make on this road trip. I was glad that we took the time to visit this one, to teach our boys a little bit about the United States Navy.

I have so many more photos to share, these are just a few of my faves. Hope you are enjoying your Summer as much as we are!!

Thanks for visiting me.


Sharon said...

Looks like a great trip!

Susan said...

what an awesome vacation reen!

JENNY B said...

hi Reen-- It looks like you all had a wonderful time! I loved the Shamu show at Sea World in San Antonio also-- my fave part of it all!

Mo said...

One of our very favorite family vacations so far has been to SD. It is a beautiful place and of course the kiddos LOVED Legoland. Looks like a great time was had by all. :)