Sunday, July 26, 2009

San Diego

Jared and I recently returned from San Diego, where we celebrated our 10th anniversary (which isn't for another couple weeks). It's our "magical" anniversary this year (10th anniversary on the 10th of August), so we had to do something special. Since Jared had some continuing ed. classes, we decided to make a vacation out of it. Just the two of us. {sigh} We haven't had a vacation - just the two of us - since Sept. of 2003! SIX YEARS!!! {sigh}

It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be!!

I didn't even make it out of the garage before I started crying!!

It's a lot harder to leave my kids than I ever thought it would be!!

But, I managed to enjoy myself, even if I missed them terribly! And I think Jared had a good
time too!

I spent my days scrapping, and got a lot accomplished. Head over to My Scrappy Heart to see some of the proof!

Jared learned more {if that's possible} about estates and trusts and all that stuff that he is so good at and absolutely loves.

We walked around little Italy (with one of Jared's bosses) and found a place to eat one night - a local place. I had a hard time knowing what to get because I didn't really know what stuff was,
even with a description! But the food was good, and it was nice to spend some time with Jared and his boss.

The next night we were going to have dinner and head to the Padres baseball game. We walked through the Gaslamp District, where there was restaurant after restaurant - mostly local places. Way too many choices for people who have a hard time making decisions! We ended up at a
mexican place, which was very tasty. Things took so long that we didn't make it to the baseball game. But we did get some ice cream at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory. YUMMMY!!!

We also went to the temple - the best part of the trip for me. Here's a picture of us (the tiny things at the bottom) and then the temple after our session. Beautiful!!

It was especially nice to be able to do something so familiar, even though we were in such unfamiliar surroundings! That's one thing I love about the gospel. You can always find that comfortable, peaceful feeling, no matter where you are!

We spent our last full day touring the Midway, a retired aircraft carrier. It was really neat, and quite enlightening. I don't know how anyone could actually live on that thing! I think I would have gone crazy! I am so thankful to the many people who have willingly served our country and protected the freedoms that we enjoy.

Here are a few pictures

This is a shot of the bridge (I think that's what it is called - where the captain and others who drive the ship are) from the flight deck. This picture really doesn't do it justice!

I can't remember what part of the ship this is, but it looks neat with all the gadgets and the "steering' wheels and everything!

Jared in the brig! Always knew there was a wild side to this guy!!

Sleeping area for enlisted men. Those are triple bunks there! Like I said, I don't know how anyone could have actually lived on this thing!

We had a really great time, and I'd love to go back again. But I think flying once every 5 or 6 years is PLENTY for me. I'm not getting back on a plane anytime soon if I have anything to say about it!! I'm sure Jared must really appreciate getting to go on his trips by himself now. He can enjoy his flight without having his arm squeezed off and being asked, "How much longer?" every 10 minutes for the entire flight!

1 comment:

  1. That looks so great I am glad you had fun!