National Parks and Monuments are free to enter on Veterans Day, so we spent part of this one at Cabrillo National Monument. After walking along the cliffs, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset.


Connor had fun trick-or-treating with some of his old Turtleback friends. Gavin thought he was too old to trick-or-treat this year.


All seasons have to come to an end, but Gavin had a really great one. He got to make some new friends, hang out with old ones, and really improve his skills.


Connor and his teammates got to dress up in their Halloween costumes and play a game of baseball. It was pretty hilarious watching them run the bases.


We started off the day watching Gavin play baseball, and then finished it by celebrating Halloween at the San Diego Zoo.


The San Diego Archaeology Center had a free workshop where you got to learn how to make clay pottery. We had fun making our creations, then checked out their museum section afterwards.


Connor got to play in the tournament with some of his teammates. Gavin is also on Crush but the high school kids didn’t get to play. He got to cheer and enjoy the beach instead.


The boys having some fun while I play with my camera.


Connor is continuing at Oak Valley Middle School and Gavin is returning to Del Norte High School. I hope you have a wonderful school year!


Connor and I practiced using our cameras in this beautiful garden. We also met an awesome cat that lives there.


The Fleet had a new fun exhibit we explored. We now know how to survive lots of crazy situations, like jumping off of a roof into a dumpster.


We had some fun but liked Knott’s Soak City better. Hurricane Harbor was more crowded and someone stole Gavin’s flip-flops!


The Autry was an interesting mix of art and historical exhibits about the American West. We learned some things and just had fun wandering around the exhibits.


Before catching out plane to fly back to San Diego, we learned about the history of Massachusetts. On display in the museum was one of the 13 original copies of the Declaration of Independence, as well as an engraving plate Paul Revere made of the Boston Massacre. Unfortunately, they didn’t allow you to take photos of either.

After the museum, we took one final walk along the Boston harbor before heading to the airport.


Our drive through Vermont and New Hampshire was nearly ruined by a massive storm, but we pushed through. What we could see of the countryside through the clouds and rain was gorgeous.

We managed to visit the both State Houses in Concord, NH and Montpelier, VT, which were closed because of the storm. But, the Ben and Jerry’s factory in Waterbury, VT was open, where we visited the Flavor Graveyard and had some ice cream. Then we drive around Burlington, VT and took a look at Lake Champlain before driving back to Boston.