Travels. San Diego, Oceanside, & Huntington Beach.

The amount of attempts I’ve made in trying to take time to write, but then falling into bed tired or finding something else to do is countless. Let’s just say, loads? 🙂 Though I suppose it’s perfectly effective to be spending time with my family and exploring, then resting rather than staying up late typing. Let’s see what has happened since Vegas . . .

Menifee, CA. We spent a couple days parked outside my great aunt and uncle’s house, and it was such a blessing to hang out with them! They played with the kids, we visited, and it was so lovely to be around family, especially since we haven’t seen them in years!

Next stop, San Diego, CA. We stayed in San Diego for 8 days! The longest we stayed anywhere our whole trip. It was so great to be based out of one place to explore the city. We stayed with my Memaw’s best friend growing up, whom we had never met! But they were so lovely and hospitable, spending time with the kids, picking oranges from their tree and feeding the chickens in the morning. And the city was so lovely! Out of all the places we’ve visited so far, this has been our favourite; we kept seeing more of the city, then commenting to each other, “Yes, we could definitely live here.”

And the San Diego Zoo was incredible!!! We spent the whole day there, open to close! The girls were troopers, but they were so excited to see all the animals!

The folks who allowed us to stay in the driveway were so lovely; Thanks Barbra and Lyle! 🙂

Next stop was Oceanside to visit Matts second cousin, and Huntington Beach to camp and see Matt’s great uncle and aunt. We also took a couple days just to rest, do laundry, shower, and just have a day of not doing much. With as hard as we have been going, it was such a welcome break! We love adventuring and being in new places, but it is a constant thing. If we were home, we would do maybe one or two things a week, then have the rest of our days to do our routine of life. But the way we have been going, we have gotten up, eaten breakfast, then explored all day, lunching and napping on the go! Simply being still was a welcome, gentle exhale.

So there you go, a whack load of pictures and memories, unedited and imperfect, but perfect for us. xo

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