Sunday, July 02, 2006

Back From Vacation

The girls took their first summer vacation this past week, to Oxnard, California, to hang out with Grandma & Grandpa Lim and their assorted Cousins.

The Girls with Grandpa and Grandma Lim and Cousins at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
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The vacation was five days in a beach house, with tons of attention heaped on the girls, much to their delight.

The drive down was beautiful. We headed down Highway 101, as opposed to taking Interstate 5, and had a lovely drive. For those of you not from California, Highway 101 takes a bit longer, but is more scenic. You pass through some cool small towns that still have locally owned stores and restaurants. Interstate 5 is quicker, but it's a long drive with not much too see, and one chain fast food restaurant after another. We stopped in Solvang on the drive down, ate some Danish food, and took this photo:

Greeting from the Danish Village of Solvang, CA.
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The weather in Oxnard was not as hot as we would have liked, but warm enough to take the girls out to the beach a few times, alghough not in their new swimsuits Mom bought for them.

Grandpa Lim cooked all the meals, which meant good eating, and Grandma Lim played with the girls and helped change their diapers, much to Mom and Dad's delight!

A few of the highlights of their trip, with photos:

  • Touching sand on the beach for the first time (Katherine enjoyed it, Caroline not so much)

  • Katherine enjoying the cool sand between her toes.
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    "Uh, that wave is getting pretty damn close!"
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  • Enjoying the crisp breeze of the Pacific Ocean

  • That warm Pacific Breeze!
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  • Taking a mini-train ride at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

    You can tell we're on vacation because we're all wearing hats!
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1 comment:

Amy75 said...

Your story took me back to California. Thank you! Looks like you had a great time. I love the pic of Caroline w/her little teeth ; )