We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...

We Climbed before the Klimb 4 Kim...
1997's Climb

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lonely on the Road...

      ...It is.  And I'm exhausted.  Mentally.  Physically.  But, we are making memories.

                     We were up by 6:30 and hit the beach.  The temperature was 57 degrees!!  But the beach was beautiful.  The pelicans were diving for their breakfast and the water was filled with wet suit clad surfers.

        Bella is a true beach girl, just like her Mama was.  She was so excited to get into the water and loved splashing in the cold Pacific.

                       One last quick walk at the hotel, this is a view out our sliding glass door, and then we locked Bella in the room and walked the mile or so to Legoland for day 2...

Cody loved all of the Lego statues throughout the park.

The bambini had a great time traversing this Lego town in little Lego cars.  Tonio had me laughing so hard, I think I scared the lady next to me.  He started to make random u-turns and nearly hit one of the ride attendants. He was having the time of his life...

Me and this dad took a little nap while our kids were on another ride.

I think Tonio had as much fun building Lego things around the park, as he did going on the rides.  One of the funny things about Lego land...within the line que, on some of the more popular rides, they built little Lego play pens.  The idea is, the parents let their kid loose in these pens so they can play while the parent waits in the long line for the ride.  Sounds like utopia right?  Well, we saw some pretty good Lego wars, as parents stood slack jawed in line, trying to ignore the screams and Lego hurling.  It was amusing.

Legos and dinosaurs!!

Legos version of tea cups. 

And there were a couple of rides Cody really enjoyed!!

What did we learn about Legoland?  Well, it can be done in one day.  Although, I think that Tonio could visit there daily and it was neat to see it through his eyes!!  But, I kept seeing thing through Kim's eyes - she had such an eye for detail and being a Disney lover, she would have noticed that the some of the interactive Legoites were no longer in sync with their role on certain rides.  Many of the Lego statues are horribly sun faded.  I could go on, but I'll say this - if you've already been to Disney, but have not gone to Legoland...skip it.  If you have not been to either, be sure to go to Legoland first!  I'm glad we checked it out, though.  For Tonio.  He'll remember this trip for a long, long time!



1 comment:

  1. Dave, Cody, Autumn, and Tonio-
    Loved the beach pics and it sounds like you ALL had a great time! Bella too! You kids are really growing up and you're all beautiful... Ok, sorry... Autumn, you're beautiful and Cody and Tonio are both quite handsome. Dave, you look good as well... But it looks like you could stand to eat a little more! I love you guys and miss you terribly. I love reading the blog, but sometimes I have to pull away from reading for a while because it only makes me miss you all more. Hopefully we'll get to see you soon... Maybe next Spring or Summer? We shall see.
    Until then, Keep on keepin' on! God bless you all.