Our Adventure

We're off on an adventure. We put almost everything we own in storage and packed up the van to do some traveling. Over the next year we're just going to spend time exploring, and visiting friends and family. This blog is our trip journal.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Surfing and roasting marshmallows

Spent the day hanging out with friends. Our good friends Frank, Lori, Guilia and Ben spent the night and we woke up to some pretty dismal surf, but we went out anyway and had fun. Any day surfing is better than any day not surfing.

Later we had some more friends come for a visit. Jessica, Jarrett, Nathan and Ella came by for dinner and some marshmallow roasting. We're very lucky to have some really great friends everywhere we go.

I also got schooled on the banjo by Nathan.

Friday, December 2, 2011

USS Midway

December 2nd.

We spent the day on the USS Midway down in San Diego. It's a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier that's been converted into a floating museum. Very cool. The boys had a great time. All 3 of them. Paula enjoyed being up on the deck, but the small spaces down below decks were challenging for her.

We spent about 4 hours touring around and learning all about the ship and the aircraft on board. There were dozens of planes, helicopters and jets we could climb in and around. Ezzy could have spent 8 more hours on board. He was in heaven.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A day at the beach

Walked down the sand to Buccaneer Beach this morning. There's a great little open air eatery across the street from the sand that serves the best pancakes, french toast and bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches on a toasted english muffin in Oceanside.

Then we just played most of the day on the beach. The waves were nice with some strong off shore Santa Ana winds to groom the faces and carve out nice little barrels.

Made a sand boat for the tide to wash away tonight. It's amazing how long two little boys will sit in the sand just because it's shaped like a boat. And we dug up about a 100 sand crabs. Ezzy really liked catching sand crabs.

Also went to the Sunset Market in Downtown Oceanside and saw some old friends at MainStreet. Great downtown evening market with food, vendors, live music and activities. I helped to get the market started over 4 years ago and this was the first time I had a chance to actually go there and experience it.