The next day David went to work at the booth (Text Any Where) while the boys and I went shopping at the mall until he was finished! Afterward we drove an hour north to see the Salton Sea which was really cool! The smell was horrific, families had inhabited some of the run down homes and the children were playing football and what not in the abandoned shacks, jumping on yucky mattresses etc. We went back to the base and David got called into the commanders office. We let one of the race teams stay on base with us and they weren't following a few of the strict rules so David got into some trouble. Oops.
We stayed on the Hotel Circle in Northern San Diego for a couple of days! The first day we got there we went down to Hotel Del to play on the beach and show the boys the beautiful hotel! The kids were grumpy from the drive so we had many many melt downs in a short period of time. Luke wouldn't share the trucks with Cruz so Cruz stood up and kicked him right in the stomach. Jace cried most the time, it was incredibly humid and hot and very crowded! I am still grateful we went, the water felt amazing and the boys were able to expel some energy before we headed back to our hotel!
We also went to the San Diego Zoo while we were there! We got a great deal through the Military which made it that much better! We went on a Monday and it was dead. Cruz and Luke both loved all of the animals, riding the sky tram, eating a picnic in the park and running up and down the path ways. Luke's favorite animal was the birds and the squirrels in the bushes and Cruz's favorite animal was the Monkeys! Jace was an angel the entire zoo trip, he sat in his stroller and watched the world pass him by.
We stopped at Carlsbad State Beach SOUTH and LOVED IT! The beach was amazing, nobody else was there, we found sand dollars, the cliffs were covered in greenery, the sunset was amazing and the ground was flat with no steep inclines or mean crashing waves! We ate at Spiritos Italian Restaurant in Carlsbad and it was amazing