Friday, November 18, 2011

Road Trip 2011 Part 1.

This past weekend Jimmy, Thatcher and I took a road trip to Santa Barbara and then continued up to San Luis Obsipo. It was so fun to take a quick trip out of town for the weekend. The road trip was planned because my parents had a wedding to attend in SLO and Lisa, Scott and Wyatt decided to drive down to visit with my parents in SLO because Scott and Lisa love to visit SLO and it would be the last time they could see my parents before baby girl is born. When I heard this I kindly invited my family to join the party in SLO (of course everyone was happy to have us come up too).

Thursday Jimmy took a half day so we could hit the road early. We got all of our stuffed packed into the car, ran a few last minute errands and then we were on the road by 12:45. Our destination was Santa Barbara to visit with our dear friends the Jacks, Joel, Kevin and Kelsie. Brooke was one of my best friends in high school and her and Danny who I also knew in high school got married this summer when we were in Mexico, and we haven't seen them as a married couple so it was going to be fun to see them. They were also gracious enough to let us crash at their house for a night. We were making really good time, getting to Newbury Park around 2:45. It was then we realized one important thing we forgot at home. Our Stroller. Oops! Luckily we found a babies r us and stopped to get an umbrella stroller and to feed Thatcher. He actually loves riding in an umbrella stroller, so it ended up being a good 20$ investment!

We were back on the road around 3:30 and made it to SB around 5:00. We drove over to Brooke and Danny's house, which has adorable style I might add! They had arranged with Kevin, Joel, and Kelsie to meet us at mexican restaurant for dinner. We enjoyed a yummy meal together and then hit up yogurtland for dessert! Thatcher was a trooper. He was completely off of his schedule but managed to hang out with everyone really well! After yogurt we went back to the Jacks and all hung out catching up on life. After everyone left Jimmy,Thatcher and I practically moved into the Jacks house. Traveling with a baby, you end up bringing so much stuff, plus our stuff, plus a super awesome but intense blow up mattress. We had a good laugh while getting ready for bed as we were taking over the living room!

Day light savings time has been a little tricky for Thatcher. He used to wake up between 7:30-8:00 but now wakes up between 6:00-7:00. Friday morning he woke up around 6:15 so we got hime in bed with us and I fed him. We then tried to be as quest as possible while getting ready. Joel works at a really cool coffee shop called French Press so we decide to go there to visit him again and to grab breakfast. By the time we got there it was around 7:40 and Thatcher was getting pretty tired so we got some yummy food and coffee and then walked around while Thatcher slept. It then started to rain while we were out so we decided to just head on up to SLO where we would meet up with my parents and the Zaballos family later in the day.

It was so nice to catch up with old friends and to be in Santa Barbara. I think SB is the one place other than San Diego I would love to live! Part 2 of the road trip coming soon!

Thatcher loving his new ride.

Thatcher and Auntie Brookie.

Thatchy and Auntie Kelsie.

Beautiful coffee made by Joel.

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