Wednesday, May 23, 2012

California Vacation Continued (Day 1)

At this rate we'll have taken our next vacation before I get the write up done on this one! We have had a lot going on lately.

After sleeping in not the best conditions - Chad and Gav in the bed, Sam and I on the floor, with a space heater for warmth (it ws in the 30's overnight and most souhern CA homes don't have heat), we woke up ready to start our vacation. Well, three of us did. Chad woke up with a scratchy throat and not feeling great. I was hoping it was just feeling off a little due to flying (that's foreshadowing for all you English majors).

My dad had appts tht morning so we took off in search of brunch. We headed down a main street expecting to find plenty to choose from. Not so much. We eventually saw a Denny's and figured we'd take what we could get at that point!

We stuffed ourselves full of brunchy goodness and headed back to my dad's to figure out what to do with the boys given the 50 degrees and rainy conditions. About ten miles away was a Jump Zone, which, incidentally we can now find right here at home, but we needed to let the kids blow off some steam. It wasn't terribly busy and it was a pretty good place for the kids. There were several grid sections with square trampolines and then solid gridlines to walk on. There was a special little kids section where the trampolines were not quite as bouncy so it was easier for them to manage. There was also a big foam pit at the end of a row of jump pads that kids could bounce and jump into.

A couple hours of sweaty fun and we were headed back to my dads. Sam may or may not have taken a nap at this point, I remember him really needing one!

After an afternoon of relaxing, we headed to Bob's Big Boy Diner with my dad for dinner. For some reason I have this visual in my head of a movie and some guy going through the drive thru and getting mad and beatin up the Big Boy statue and then later in the movie you see it flying through the air. Chevy Chase or Adam Sandler maybe? Bonus points for anyone that has any idea what I am talking about and can name that movie.

We had an awesome meal of tasty burgers and shakes. The shakes were enormous and super cheap! We seemed to get lucky as it was not busy at all for a Saturday night. We even got to sit in a booth that the Beatles sat in!!

Then we headed back to my dad's and crashed pretty be continued....

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