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When we arrived we were tired but happy to be there. The kids had made that long trip really well. It was towards evening so thankfully it was starting to cool down. We had a very large group of campers next to us who weren't exactly quiet. They were very nice though because when it came time to blow up our air mattress I couldn't get our pump to work so I went next door and asked if they happened to have one we could borrow. Sure enough they did and they graciously let me borrow it.
As we were setting up camp am SUV came down and pulled into the campsite across from ours a little too fast and ended up high centered on the cement block intended to stop people from driving into the campsite any further. Ty attempted to pull them out with the Durango and some rope but the rope snapped and we didn't have a chain so they ended up having to call a tow truck to come and pull the off of it.
We went to bed to the sounds of our neighbors partying it up but we were too tired to care. We awoke to the sounds of one of the young kids in that campsite getting sick. His tummy was not happy and he thought he was going to die and was voicing that opinion, loudly.
While exploring our campsite George spotted a heart growing in the cacti. It was pretty cool!
The next morning we woke up had breakfast and got ready to drive into San Diego to visit the L.D.S. Temple there. It is breathtaking, so beautiful and the weather was absolutely perfect. A beautiful blue sky created an amazing backdrop for this beautiful building.
|Our forever family in front of the|
San Diego Temple
Here is a picture of Ty and I in front of the temple. I have a WHOLE other blog post coming about this picture alone.
This is one of my favorite pictures from the entire trip. I did a shot like this with each of the kids but it was George that gave me the inspiration. He had these mirrored lenses and I went to take a picture of him with them on when I noticed the reflection of the temple in them. I need to print them out and give them to each of the kids.
|Always look to the temple|
After the presentation they let you pan for gold in the courtyard.
|Kenna and her "gold"|
|The kids standing under an arch at the|
Mormon Battalion Historical Site
The kids were bound and determined to get in that water. Unfortunately they left me behind so I didn't get any actual pictures of their first time in the ocean. They were pretty surprised by how cold it was. We met up with my cousin Tammy and her family. They had brought a boogie board and a wet suit to use and they were super nice and let Jillian give it a go. Then when it was time to head out they let us keep them so that we could use them for the rest of our trip! It was so nice!
Before we left on our trip our neighbor told me that when we got to the beach to go to the waters edge and look for little v's because there were little sand crabs that you can dig up. He said that his kids thought it was so cool to do this. Sure enough, our kids thought it was pretty awesome! This is George holding a handful of sand with the little critters in it. When you pick up the sand they dig down and you can feel them hitting your fingers.
|Standing in the O-chin!|
I guess regular beach people call them Sand Lice. I prefer to think of them as tiny sand crabs.
|Love the look on G's face!|
|Ty walking in the ocean|