Tuesday, March 11, 2008

best 2 day trip.... EVER

Ok, so it was a pretty spontaneous, spur of the moment, last minute trip... but it was super awesome! For my little nephew's 5th birthday the whole family piled into two cars and went to San Diego for ONE DAY to go to Lego Land and hang out with the fam.
I was so excited that everyone was able to go, it was awesome! We left at 530ish on Friday night. We had 11 people in a 12 passenger van, with Randal, Charmaine and Israel following in their scion. It wasn't the most comfy ride, but it was fun and quite the adventure. We left during rush hour, after grabbing a lame (but delicious taco bell) dinner on our way out. Then when we got to Yuma, we decided to go to Fry's to let the kids get some wiggles out and to get some fruits and veggies for Saturday. Well we spent about an hour there and then when we finally got going again, about a half-hour outside Yuma the scion broke down. Don't ask me what happened, some belt or something broke, I DON'T KNOW! But we had to then pile one more into the van and 2 people went with the tow-truck guy back to Yuma to drop the car off at a dealership. Mind you, its now almost mid-night and we are BACK to Yuma, with 14 people! So all 14 of us piled into the car and left again... Brian was an angel and met us half way so we didn't have to sit all squished for too long.
Well needless to say, the supposed 5 hour drive took about 9 or 10... we didn't get to our hotel until about 3 in the morning. So of course, Hugo was up all night, seeing as he slept most of the car ride! Then we slept in to 9 (if you can call that sleeping in when you go to bed at 3) and after getting ready we went to Brian and Chantal's to get ready for Lego Land. We finally got there around 11.. went on 3 or 4 rides, and had the best cheese-burger IN THE WORLD!! Seriously, if everything else wasn't worth it.. the cheese-burger was... I'm thinking about spending 59$ just to get back in to Lego land and buy another one (we had 8$ tickets that day.. but its usually 59$ to get in!) Then after Lego-land we went back to Chantal's and packed up and left. Leaving was the saddest thing in the world! Lacy kept saying "please no, mommy!" it was heart-breaking... But we left anyways leaving Charmaine and Israel behind. I'm so glad we did because now Chantal has to drive her back to Yuma when her car is fixed and they decided since they are already going to be half-way here, why not go all the way! I'm stoked!

So anyways, I know my story sounds so lame... but it was a really really fun weekend. Even getting pulled over on the way home! I wish it lasted longer but I had such a fun time. The whole family went, and my brother even brought his awesome girlfriend! We had a blast! I live for moments like these!
the very first ride- notice Lacy's hair is still done all cute and we don't look all tattered- yet!!
showing a little BC (butt crack) up on Samuel's shoulders- the cutest dang BC I've ever seen!
they were all so excited to get their faces painted. the girls got butterflies and the Brian got a scary spider!
i liked the colors they gave Katie a lot better!
Israel Nolan Katie and Lacy all piled into the stroller!lacy loved this horsey ride, because she could go all by herself!
Samuel and Israel pooped towards the end of the day!
a little drama from the ride home!

12 comments:

Deanna said...

Why is it that the short trips ALWAYS turn into long trips??? That is soooo fun that you were able to go to Legoland for just a quick visit. Sorry it turned into a fiasco there for a bit!

Tina said...

I'm so glad you all had fun!! Sounds like a crazy trip though. So, when will Charmaine's car be fixed? If you're all hanging out at your parent's when Chantal is in town I'd love to come say hi to everyone. Let me know.

Kyle said...

Sounds fun...except the car breaking down part! We have never been to Legoland...but we are planning on going later this year...I will definetly get the best cheeseburger in the world :)

Chantal said...

you make it all sound so fun! it was a great time.
Lacy was so cute when she was asking to stak she wasn't having a fit, she just sweetly kept asking "please mommy?" that was hard to say good bye!

Heward said...

sounds fun, just think if all that had not happen it would have not been such a fun trip to remeber(if that makes sense).

Susan (Mommy) said...

We did have too much fun.

Nunes Family said...

Crazy trip but it looks like you guys all had a great time.

Nate and Lori said...

Oh my!!! We've done family trips in huge van before too and they really are the best! Good times!

Whitehorn Family said...

I love spontaneous trips!!
I'll have to try the best cheeseburger in the entire world.
What is there to do in Legoland by the way?

andrea said...

What a blast! I've never been to legoland...I bet Andin would love it though. I love spontanious trips like that, how fun!

Livin' a Dopp life said...

Jenny... what a trip you had!! It sounds like a lot of fun! By the way, I never got to congratulate you on the new addition to your family! Congrats! Now a little boy and a little girl! Hope you're good. Sara and Reed are here this weekend so we're having a good time! Sometimes I do wish we lived in AZ, but we'll have to see...

Morris Family said...

Hey Jenny! That sounds like quite the trip! Good for you guys! I have to tell you that Hugo is quite the handsome little man! Hope things are going well!