Vacation: Relaxation

Today was a very low key, recharging day. We were all pretty exhausted after all the driving around and site seeing we’ve been doing over the last couple of days. Today we kicked back and relaxed. I slept in until just after 8:00 this morning, which is pretty late for me. We took our time getting ready and ventured out after lunch time.

Dad has been working here in San Diego for several months over the last couple of years, which is how he has racked enough hotel points to get us the free room. Today he took us on to the Naval base to show us the simulator he has been working on. Dad used to be able to take us on simulators all the time years ago, but now his work has increased security and it’s harder to bring in visitors so it was cool that we were able to get in again. In the past he’s taken us on plane simulators, but I think this is my first time riding in a helicopter simulator. I even got to fly it! I wasn’t very good at it and I crashed a few times. On my third try I was able to fly under the bridge and then through downtown San Diego which was pretty cool. When we left the base we drove past some of the sites we flew by in the helicopter.


Andrew and Jesse both did well at flying. Nicole killed us pretty good. When we crashed we were upside down and she could see the moon. Nothing like playing in a multi-million dollar toy on a Sunday afternoon.

I love vacation times when we can just all be together. There has been lots of laughter and fun times. I can’t believe that tomorrow will be our last day here, the time has just flown by so quickly.