Thanks to Bailey for sharing this link... I just adore these guys.
Day 4 : Monday, November 25
Just some flowering plants around the guest house.
Just an ENORMOUS SPIDER around the guest house.
I think Bailey picked this lemon... and Bo stole it.
Really intent on balancing it on his head.
That didn't work... maybe I should bite it.
Sharing lemon kisses with Uncle Rob.
To the zoo!
Flamingos are funny.
Looking for "big keke".
Aaand it wasn't too long before Bo decided to enjoy a different aspect of the zoo:
Meanwhile, this guy... yikes.
Air tram. We didn't have the opportunity to ride it...
I wish this was a video. What's happening here: zoo sounds, of course.
Grizzly. We made a lot of Anchorman references here.
Oh, just out walking A CHEETAH.
Stole this picture from my mom... probably the highlight of the zoo trip for me:
watching this zebra do her little performance.
After the zoo, we decided to drive to Mt. Soledad to watch the sunset.
We stopped along the way to trespass through this house that was being built...
This will be their pool. Peasants.
Part of the gorgeous 360 degree view.
Bo made a friend. And tried to take her leash and walk her.
Our little fam. And some awesome fly-away hair.
Yet another gorgeous sunset.
Final installment next: Day 5, Point Loma.
Day 3 : Sunday, November 24th
We had a leisurely morning at the guest house, then made the FOUR HOUR drive to Santa Barbara.
My cousin Lyndsay works at Westmont College, so we wanted to visit!
Now, we could have gotten there in just over 3 hours,
but we decided to try to take as much of Highway 1 as possible.
Soooo almost all of these are driving pictures.
When we got to Santa Barbara, I was so glad to be out of the car that I left my camera...
and hardly took any pictures with my phone. Sorry, friends.
I think this is around Malibu.
I tried to say "I call it Mali-booya" as often as possible while we were driving through here.
Forgive the dirty car windows, but on a few occasions, we saw pelicans flying in lines.
We took a couple pit stops just to take some pictures.
My sweet sisters.
Love these girls so much.
This guy probably was the most cheerful for the duration of the drive!
One of the few pictures I took at Westmont.
Levi had flopped to the ground and Bo was trying to pick him up... and also hug him, I think.
I must say, Westmont is a beautiful campus, and what we saw of Santa Barbara, we loved.
I probably would have failed out of college if I attended in California.
Despite our brief time, we loved getting to see Andy and Lyndsay!
Up next, Day 4... the San Diego Zoo!
Day 2: Saturday, November 23
Hey, guess who doesn't care about time zones?
Good morning from our gorgeous guest house!
A couple hours later, we're all dressed & ready for the day.
The path from the guest house past the pool to the mini guest house to the road.
Somewhere along the drive from Fallbrook to San Diego.
"The Kiss Statue" and my parents kissing.
You guessed it, Broadway Pier.
The fam, chilling on the pier.
I spy Dad.
We like big boats, and we cannot lie.
Meow. Dare I say these pants look purrfect?
For you, Em.
Just making our son walk the plank.
Most likely yelling "JUMP!"
Some hot tourists.
Bonsa was very excited when this local musician played Mumford & Sons for him.
Dancing with his aunts... slash, making them swing him.
While waiting for Mom & Ethan to pick up Robert & Bailey at the airport,
I took a picture of a moth on a flower.
And this flowering vine.
We also found some unique statues in Balboa Park.
And this really cute plaza.
Where grouchy old ladies yelled at young kids on bikes.
"What is she, the police?" - Dad
After lunch at the Village Grille in Balboa Park, we went back to La Jolla.
The newest Mr. & Mrs. Bannister!
Playing on the beach with Uncle Rob.
Everytime I see this, I just laugh at how straight Bo's legs are and his pointed toes.
Family fun on the beach.
Mommy & Bo time.
Running on the beach.
Playing with my little love in the Pacific. Doesn't get much better.
Back to Torrey Pines. Got to see some hang-gliding!
This is Bo yelling, "Hey guys!" to the hang-gliders.
Possibly pointing at the crazy hang-glider that we thought was going to crash.
Side note: May I brag? My son's skin looks AMAZING in sunset lighting.
Like I just want to gobble his cheeks.
Staying out as long as possible...
Last speck of sun on the horizon.
Day 3 coming soon: driving along Highway 1 to Santa Barbara!