Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thanksgiving in Fort Bragg

We spent our Thanksgiving in Fort Bragg, CA. We've never been there, don't know anyone there, we just needed a vacation. Being at the ocean is a big plus.

I was a little worried about the 6 hour drive and sharing a room with a 14 month old. I thought it might not be a relaxing trip! But it was! We stopped every two hours on the drive to play at a park or in one case, a cemetery. We couldn't find a park! Guy liked the cemetery, though. He went to every headstone and gave it a pat while yelling "Aaahh!" which meant "Happy Thanksgiving!" And sharing a room was easy. Guy loved spending every hour of the day with us. We had to sit in dark silence for 10 minutes or so at 8PM so Guy would go to sleep then we could do whatever. It worked out great. I'm looking forward to another vacation!

We did lots of hiking and exploring. There we many beautiful parks and beaches around. We didn't make it to them all!

Guy liked the beach. Not a love, yet. He was suspicious of the water and the sand and the shells. He discovered many things - like sand in the eyes is a minor annoyance. But, throwing sand in the air when it is windy is so fun it's worth any annoyance. Sand also tastes funny. Guy couldn't figure out if it was a good funny or a bad funny, not even after several handfuls.

Guy's favorite part of the trip was this chocolate banana shake. We only ate out once a day and the rest of the meals we brought with us. We (okay, just me) like to be frugal even when on vacation.

1 comment:

  1. Awwww! These pics are adorable! I'm so glad that you and your family were able to relax and get away for a while.