So our last day of this wonderful San Diego trip we had discussed either going to Lego Land’s Water Park, or heading back to Sea World. At the beginning of the week, I was excited about the water park idea. I wanted to be able to enjoy the nice cool water or sit and sun myself a bit. But when I got sunburned at Sea World, the idea of possibly getting burned again didn’t appeal to me and while I still wanted to enjoy a nice cool water park, I had heard of some horror stories about kiddo water parks, specifically Lego Land where the average age of kids are 2 to 6 years of age. A friend of mine said she saw floaters in the wave pool. EEEEEWWW!!
So despite its appeal, we went back to Sea World got some more pictures of orcas and manta rays and Hunky Hubs got to ride the Atlantis water ride.
He enjoyed the ride and said that he got soaked just as badly as he did from the Shamu Show a couple of days before. When we got back in the car to head home he said his shoes were soaked and he had to drive barefoot.
The long drive back with a two-year old was grueling. It really was. I had hoped that since it was around lunch time he’d just fall asleep and we’d have quite a few hours of peace and quiet, but we weren’t even out of California yet before he was awake and screaming to get out of the car.
When we stopped for lunch in Blyth and I got him chicken nuggets and french fries there was a little relief, but I had to move to the back seat with him to entertain him on the seven hour drive back to Flagstaff AZ. Keep in mind we have a DVD player system in the car that is attached to the back of the seat and tons of Disney movies downloaded on a hard drive that we simply had to scroll thru to see which one he wanted. We have an in dash DVD player in the front of the vibe as well, its pretty nice I tell ya, so its easy to put on a movie for him. But after all he is just two and his attention span is not that great yet. He finally fell asleep for good in the Campe Verde area. About 50 minutes before we actually pulled in our driveway.
The first thing Hunky Hubs did was take him upstairs to his bed and he was out the rest of the night. It was such a draining trip on all of us, but at the same time we really did need something like this where we could get out of the state for a bit before baby number two comes.
What has been your experience traveling with toddlers or infants?
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