Saturday 8th we packed up the van and headed to Oceanside to meet up with my parents for a week in SoCal on the beach. I know I've said this but one of my very favorite things about living is Phoenix is that San Diego is only a 5 hour drive!!
The last several years my parents have made a Spring trip to Oceanside/Carlsbad to go see their amazing ranunculus flower fields! I've always wished I could come along. Last June, I think it was, my mom called and asked if we'd want to meet up and go together. I didn't think Tim's schedule would necessarily work but said that me and the kids would definitely want to come. As it turned out Tim was vacation eligible in April and it all fell into place perfectly. We enjoyed an amazing week full of the beach, relaxation, Grandma and Papa, yummy food, the flower fields, picking strawberries and a day at Disneyland! It was a much needed family vacation and getting to spend it with my parents too was so fun!
Saturday we drove straight to Duke's in San Diego where we met up with my parents for an amazing fish lunch and piece of Hula pie! Duke's is a Hawaii family favorite and I was so excited to get to go. We were all so excited to be reunited with my parents!!! We also walked around the San Diego temple before heading up to Oceanside to get settled in.
|Grandma brought the girls these fun Elena nightgowns|
We got to take advantage of a few of the resorts little activities including making tie-dye shirts. The girls loved it and they turned out really well.
We then said goodbye to the beach and headed up to Anaheim to get closer to Disneyland! A trip to SoCal would not be complete without a stop or two at the Sokol family favorite, El Cholo!