Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CA Vacation, Reprise - by Brad

So I didn't post day 8 of our California road trip. Besides starting the day off with Dutch Brothers, we sat in the car for 11 hours. The younger two boys only slept one hour of it. We thought they would be worn out, but I guess not enough.

Since I was limited on the photos I could post due to the lack of internet access, here are some of the better photos from our vacation.

Jelly Belly factory. We had to wear these silly hats when we went on the tour. Spencer really didn't want to, but he was a good sport about it.



A Ronald Reagan Jelly Belly mosaic...


Grandma Krueger kept the boys entertained while we stayed at her house. She read books, played games, and even let Spencer help out in the kitchen (one of his favorite things to do)...


At the Monterey Bay Aquarium Spencer was apprehensive about some of the silliest things. One of them was touching the animals. He needed my finger for moral support, so we touched the starfish at the same time...


The favorite animal of the day was the leafy sea dragon...


The Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo was pretty crazy. We all had fun looking at the cool animals and fun rides. The best show was definitely the orca show. Apparently this orca had a dolphin for a close friend. It performed better along side the dolphin, so they made it part of the routine...



Spencer would not ride any of the rides. He liked looking, but at the very mention of partaking, he would get agitated. Here is with Thomas the Train. Still, he wouldn't ride the train...


The whole day at the Six Flags was Aunt Shirley's treat. She certainly spoiled our whole family!


The boys watching a walrus swim by...


While the boys and Lindsey rode the carousel, Spencer rode the fence...


On the long drive home, Mt. Shasta was finally out (it was hiding from us on the way down). It is a pretty impressive looking mountain...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That picture of Gram and Spencer is priceless! I think we have one with Ella and her doing the same thing last Summer.
~Jordan

Nina said...

No place like home! I so glad you had such a wonderful vacation. Love you all!!!!