northcutts in san diego

In mid-June, while our house was being fumigated for termites, we spent a long weekend in San Diego with Granma Northcutt in tow.

First stop: Sea World!

We’d never been before, despite passing it on the freeway many times. It turned out to be a real treat. Emma and Henry both loved the animal shows but, even more so, the giant “playgrounds” in between.

We finally landed in the evening at our hotel, a swanky spot in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego.

We were a little wary of how the kids would do in a hotel room for three days but our worries were for naught. Emma and Granma split a bed, Henry snoozed in his pack and play and Marla and I were in the remaining bed. We turned in early each night and everyone woke up in a good mood the next morning.

The highlight of the weekend was probably the trip to the San Diego Zoo, though Emma would probably choose the ice cream from Ghiradelli if you put the question to her.