We decided a vacation was in order after Josh Downs got home so we packed up the car full of sleeping kiddos at 2:00 a.m. last Sunday and got on the freeway heading Southbound towards San Diego.
Around 6:00 a.m. I awoke to the sight (and sound) of kids reading.
And around 8:00 a.m. we stopped for Breakfast at the Fox and Goose in Sacramento, CA. (I found it on Yelp and it was delicious.)
Cole took that one. (Thanks Coley.)
And then we stretched our legs for a few minutes before loading back up in the car. (That's my hand in the upper right corner, trying to block the sun from hitting my lens...imperfect...but I like it anyhow.)
And the focus is soft on Josh in that one, but I think it's my new favorite.
After a few more hours, we took a bathroom/baseball break.
There was a sign posted with a rattlesnake warning (which is why you don't see Courtney Lee in any of these photos...she wouldn't leave the sidewalk).
And then we loaded up once again.
Those are rolls of quarters - the kids each started out the trip with $20 in quarters and could lose or gain quarters based on behavior. (Thanks Tanya Webster for that little peach of an idea.) And the bags were filled with colored pencils, notebook paper, Mad Libs, books and snacks they had to ration throughout the 15 hour car ride.
The McDonalds drive-through for lunch.
And then we arrived at Camp Pendleton just in time to unload our bags and head to dinner.
And then we called it a night. (Another imperfect one that I love.)