Monday, February 11, 2008


Katie and I went to lunch with some great friends after church yesterday. As we fought our way through the howling wind and single-digit temperature into the restaurant, we all came to the conclusion that we had had enough of it.

So, as we had lunch we did what most Michianans (?) do around this time of year - we started talking about summer and possible vacations. We just wanted to think of being somewhere warm.

After lunch, Katie and I went to my parents' house to pick up our kids from their overnighter with Grandpa and Grandma. While there, my dad approached me and asked if we would like to join them on their vacation to San Diego coming up in June!!!!

My parents have been planning this trip for a while. My grandparents live in San Diego and my dad somehow secured tickets to the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in nearby La Jolla, California.

Anyway, Katie and I immediately said yes and started thinking about the details of the trip and vacation time from work.

We'll be staying either with my parents at a resort in Ramona, California, or with my grandparents in San Diego. Either way, we're very excited. I've been to San Diego several times but my wife and kids have never been, so I'm thrilled to be taking them.

There's a lot to do in San Diego, but two of the main attractions we'll visit are Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. You think the kids will ever want to come home?


Rob said...

Let's see...US Open in San Diego....I'm not sure if you'll ever want to come back!

I went to the Open in Chicago a few years ago....I'm not a golfer, but I had a ball and was amazed by seeing how difficult the course actually was...TV does not do it justice! Get there early and get a seat in the stands and watch everyone through in the morning at that hole, then follow your faves in the's a great day! (and yes, I'm officially jealous...)

Dan & Nancy Erickson said...

Beautiful town, best zoo I've ever been too. You'll have a great time.