Friday, April 23, 2010

My California Adventure...

I spent April Break in San Diego with my little sister, Laura.  Her husband is a Navy engineer, so they live in paradise on the Navy's dime!!  I am quite jealous.  

Laura took me to lovely Balboa Park:

And to La Jolla Beach:

Is this not the most gorgeous thing you've ever seen??  I climbed through the tide pools to that rock, and I managed to only fall in the water twice. :)

Check out those fatty seals lounging on the beach...sure is the life, isn't it?? 

And to Coronado where Some Like it Hot was filmed:

And to the incredibly breathtaking San Diego temple (it was even more stunning inside, believe it or not):

In the midst of all of our sightseeing, we were able to spend a lot of time with my cousin Amber and her adorable children.  It was so much fun--I don't get to see them enough!

We went to the famous San Diego Zoo:

And to the Mormon Battalion Visitors Center (which was the most exciting church visitors center that I have ever been to--seriously, it was the Disney Land of visitors centers with interactive displays, a video presentation, costumes, and even panning for gold):

After all that fun, we were tired!!  (Or at least Dallen was!)  What a snoog!

Finally, in typical Westover fashion, we ate way too much junk food!  California has frozen yogurt shops on every corner, so we had to eat froyo every day.  In addition to that, there were greasy, authentic Mexican food shacks and adorable little cafes.  

Please notice the multiple chins...oh, and don't worry, Laura and I shared that pancake!

After our week of eating, we felt like this guy:

I am currently in the San Diego airport, waiting for my delayed flight to take me back to the Buff.  I will miss you, Sister...thanks for the awesome trip!  


  1. that's the way to do it, blog on your way home! instead of waiting and getting behind like me. love it! looks like you had an awesome trip!

  2. Wow, great pictures! Looks like you had a lot of fun :D

  3. Oh please bring me back some froyo...the buff is definitly lacking in the Frozen Yogurt department. That new place in the mall is so I could go for some TCBY :) Sounds like an awesome trip!

  4. Oh fun trip! It reminds me of all my family vacas in California. I LOVE the San Diego temple. It's like a castle. And the view from inside is amazing! I am also coveting all the Mexican food you got to eat. Sigh. We had Chipotle tonight, which is delish, but not as authentic. I glad you had a relaxing weekend with your sis. Isn't family great?!

  5. I want to go back so badly! Looks like you had a great time! What's with you both being so dressed up the whole time?

  6. COME BACK!!! Last week was so fun.

  7. San Diego!!!!!
    place of my Senior Trip and part of our Honeymoon!
    i love Old Town. . . and La Jolla Beach. . . and In and Out. . . and all the MEXI food too!
    what a fun place to visit. . . you and your sister are TOO cute! and those seals?

    psst. . . glad you are home in the BUFF ;)

    i was panicking the first time i went over that HUGE bridge to Coronado Island!
    holy HIGH!
    (me and my mom were screaming like school girls!)


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