Other than beaches, we also went to this funny place called the Mystery Spot. It is a mystery because everything is crooked and we get dizzy and can’t walk straight. And Mommy got really sick! We also went to a Redwood forest with HUUUGE trees. A lot of the trees had big holes on the side that we could walk through, and one of them we could go inside!
This year we were planning to go to Hawaii during Kayli’s fall break, but cancelled because of dumb coronavirus. But instead, we went to Santa Cruz for two days! First was a stop at Gilroy Gardens at night where they had super cool Halloween decorations! Then lots of beaches, snacks, and junk food. Lots of french fries. We love vacation! Except the driving part.
This year we got to carve pumpkins for the first time! Kayli wanted to do a traditional Jack-o-Lantern. Daddy helped draw it on the pumpkin, but they Kayli carved it all by herself! Leia wanted to do a paw, from Paw Patrol. They turned out awesome! But they got super moldy and gross really really fast, so we had to dump them before Halloween!
After skipping trick or treating last year, Kayli got to go this year! Poor Leia got sick on Halloween and couldn’t go, but we ended up with tons and tons of candy still.
We got to go to Legoland on the last day before California opened everything back up. We drove from Uncle Jim’s house to Legoland and spent all day there! The last time we went, Leia had to nap so we only spent half a day, but now she can stay up! We stayed until they closed, ate dinner, and then slept in the car on the way back to Uncle Jim’s.
-Leia and Kayli
P.S. This happened a long time ago… in June. It’s already October. Daddy is getting lazy. I mean he’s been busy.
A month after Yosemite, we got to go to Socal! We left the day after our last day of school, and first we stopped by our step-up ceremony. Leia graduated from Preschool 1 and Kayli graduated Kindergarten! Then, because we are so bad at long car rides, it took us two days to drive to Socal. The first day we stopped in Monterey, ate lunch, played, then drove to Santa Maria and stayed in a hotel. The next day we stopped in Santa Barbara, ate lunch, played, then drove to LA! We were in the car for only 5 minutes before Leia started to say, “Ugggggggghhhhh when are we there? How many more minutes? I’m sooo tired of sitting in the car!”
Here are a few more pictures from Yosemite. Our cabin tent was the best. It was close to parking and close to the bathroom. Except we never used the bathroom, we used the travel potty. We need to get a bigger travel potty soon. We also had tons of fun playing by the water! We love vacation, except for the long car rides!
This post is just because Daddy took two months to get the pictures off his camera, but at least he found some good ones. We got to do outdoor dining for the first time since covid. It is much better than eating in the trunk of the Prius. We also did lots and lots of walking and climbing rocks. It took us forever to walk anywhere because we always had to stop to climb rocks whenever we saw one, and… Yosemite has tons and tons of rocks.
We got to skip 2 days of school to go to Yosemite! The first thing we learned was that we hate long car rides and that Meimei gets carsick in windy car rides. When we finally got there though it was awesome! We got to sleep in a cabin tent and had to put all our food in a locker so the bears wouldn’t get it. We saw a huge waterfall and ate tons of pizza.
Many years ago, Kayli did not like the beach. She was scared of the water and of the sand, so she could only sit on a blanket. So, we didn’t go to the beach anymore. After a couple years, Mommy and Daddy decided to try going again, and… we loved it! It was freezing cold and super cloudy, but we loved the beach! Maybe Hawaii will actually be fun!