It's been awhile since we packed up the whole clan and hit the road for a avacation other than camping- which every mom knows is not a vacation at ALL for moms, it's just all the work of home but in a tent. I got on the phone with a hotel in Pismo and wrangled a great deal on a suite so we could spend three days enjoying Pismo, Morro Bay and San Simeon.
The kids were ecstatic. Ginny was bouncing off the wall for days, that girl loves a trip!
We headed up to Pismo on a Sunday afternoon, it was cool and a teeny bit drizzly but we didn't care as we rolled along playing the alphabet roadsign game. Finally we arrived in Pismo and checked out our suite.
The suite was two rooms so the kids had two beds and some floor space.
The bathtub was nice and cozy too. Or else these girls are just weird. Probably that.
Everyone had fun playing on the giant chessboard,mini putt putt course and pingpong tables at the hotel.
The next morning we headed up to Morro Bay for an Electric Boat ride on the bay.
Directly after our boat ride which was complete with otters and seals so close you could almost touch them, we drove up to beautiful San Simeon and visited Hearst Castle.
Tired but happy we drove back down to Pismo and rested for a few minutes before dinner at McLintock's,our favorite steak restaurant. Jess and AJ were brave and let waiters pour water on their heads blindfolded. They got slightly wet!
Everyone was so tuckered out!
In the morning the time had come to go back home to real life. But first some time on the beach because the morning was glorious and warm.
Jillian thought she got the best of the ocean and shouted, 'I beat you OCEAN!" just as she fell splat into the waves.
After hosing her off in the hotel shower we packed up and drove down to the quaint city of Solvang.
Jilly wanted to drink out of the dog water fountain. Don't ask!
Lastly we stopped for fabulous giant hamburgers and then we were home!