Friday, July 01, 2016

Beach Camp 2016

Tuesday, June 28 we loaded up the Pilot and headed to the beach.  We camped at South Carlsbad State beach until July 3.  Colin came in on the second and we all left for Vegas on the 3rd.  We finished the drive home on the 4th and celebrated with the McNew family in Utah.  Beach camp this year was awesome. We all had such a great time.  We had too much sun, too much food, and so many cousins to play with!  As great as it is for my kids to play with lots of cousins, I love hanging out with my own cousins just as much!
Huge shout out to Linda, Jean, Karen, Marsha, and Tessa for letting us tag along yet again.
I made an iMovie so watch that for all of our photos and videos.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Blossom Valley Fun

We had a nice time visiting with Grandma and Grandpa at their house in Blossom Valley before heading out to the beach.  We played a lot with cousin Brady and met up twice at the house on Limon for swim parties.  It's so nice to have lots of cousins to play with!  

We found a Geocache at Lake Jennings

I wish I had been quicker with my camera on this one!  The boys both grabbed grandma's arm and were helping her to the car! So cute. 

I took the boys to one of my favorite places: Yogurt Mill.  It had been ages since I'd been there.  It was really crowded and just as small and cute as I remember it.  I seem to remember the yogurt was much cheaper when I was  a kid though... 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

To San Diego via Phoenix

 We left Albuquerque and headed for San Diego.  We decided (i decided) to break up the drive by stopping in Phoenix for the night.  Evan had gotten sick our first night and first full day in New Mexico.  The drive from ABQ to PHX was uneventful but then Evan got sick again that night and our drive from PHX to SAN was pretty rough for the little guy.  I drove as fast as possible while making sure I could quickly pull over for Evan.  Poor guy!  Phoenix was HOT!!! I was so glad we weren't staying there longer than the night.  We busted out of there as early as we could in the morning and headed for Grandma's house!  

From New Mexico to Arizona

Arizona State Line!  

 Rest stop entertainment.  LOL!

That's 116F on my dash.  That was the actual temperature.  Not just like my car sitting in the parking lot in direct sunlight.  Like, actually that HOT!  When the wind blew it felt like a hair dryer.
Also, 1167 miles driven to this point.  I did a total of 1500 in 5 days! 

From Arizona to California. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


From Mesa Verde we drove to Albuquerque.  Katie was having a conference there for a couple of days and we were meeting up with a friend.  The drive through Colorado was really pretty.  We stayed at a hotel that had a fun waterslide.  We had some nice dinners out, and we took the boys to an arcade.
Leaving Cortez, Colorado for Albuquerque, New Mexico

The drive through Colorado was beautiful 

The boys bought these awesome wigs with their tickets from the arcades. 

Leaving Albuquerque, New Mexico for Phoenix, Arizona

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mesa Verde

The boys and I took a road trip this summer.  We started on June 20 and headed from Salt Lake City to Cortez, Colorado.  We stayed the night and in the morning we explored our fourth National Park of the year: Mesa Verde.  This park has lots of cool ancient dwellings from the Pueblo Indians.  We learned about their history and got to tour one of the dwellings.  Please forgive my amateur videography.  

Leaving SLC for Cortez