After much debate, we decided to fly down so that we didn't use a lot of Mitchell's vacation time with driving and for Logan's sake. This was a good decision.
We flew down to San Diego on the first flight of the day. Logan was so excited. Seriously, he perked up when we got to the airport and then had the time of his life the rest of the day.
|He got his own seat on the plane! We love Southwest.|
We rented a car and then drove to Coronado Island. Mitchell would have loved to see the naval base on Coronado Island but unfortunately, you can't just drive up on a naval base so we enjoyed it from afar. They were commissioning the USS Coronado that day and we got to see it through the zoom lens. :)
|On Coronado with San Diego behind us!|
|Pacific Ocean in front of Hotel del Coronado|
|Pit stop in Hotel del Coronado|
|Hotel del Coronado|
|The Clan Logan at a Scottish Festival|
|Where our friends were engaged!|
|He didn't sleep here, just played|
|He slept here - haha|
|Giant Panda - too bad Logan missed it!|
Mitchell wanted to see Muscle Beach on Venice Beach so we stopped there as well. Not my favorite. The beach was gorgeous and serene, the boardwalk was chaotic and a bit scary.
We drove down Santa Monica to our hotel in Hollywood. Logan was done with being in the car by then so we needed some chill time in the hotel to let him play around. Again, he slept in the bathroom. This time in the shower.
The next morning we woke up early, went out to Hollywood Blvd and saw the Walk of Fame, Grauman's theater, the Dolby Theater, Capital Records building, the Hollywood hills sign and Rodeo Drive. I'm glad we did these things to say we've seen them but, LA was not my favorite. It was either super, over-the-top ritzy or slummy and trashy. And trafficky. And busy. And Logan was done with the car seat and stroller.
After lunch we went over to the airport, returned the rental car and hopped on a plane back to Sacramento! We had a wonderful family vacation. Traveling with a baby creates new challenges but it was so fun to have him with us. In the future, I think family vacations will be more chill. Let's go rent a beach house and enjoy the beach for a few days. The constantly on-the-go vacations may need to be put on hiatus until all our kids are older. Or until we have lots of loving family along with us (Disney World in almost 4 months!).
|Daddy the pack mule|