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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pismo Beach Family Vacation-Day 1

The Booker Family is on Vacation!!!!

We are finally on our much needed, much wanted, much look forward to vacation!
All of the Bookers loaded up, in separate cars at separate times, yesterday and headed out to Pismo Beach.

Our trip started at 11:00 am. We headed out, unknowing that it would take us 7 HORRID, AWFUL hours to get there. It usually takes about 3 1/2 hours or so but traveling with a child who is being potty-trained is a WHOLE other game!!!
Poor Trystan had to go potty 17 thousand times...or so it seemed!

Our greatest story of the trip is about 10 minutes before we were to pull into the hotel parking lot, Trystan was DESPERATE!!! Phillip was telling her, "Squeeze your cheeks, Squeeze your cheeks!!" because this time it was more than just a quick "Number 1" stop...Well, being the EVER so smart child that my dear darling daughter is, she literally "SQUEEZED HER CHEEKS!!"...I will attach a picture so you see what I mean!

About half way between Rialto and Pismo is a great little place to stop off of Santa Claus Lane. (Thanks Holly for the tip). It has a great sand area for the kids to get out, stretch and play in for a while.
We stopped there and Papa and Nana joined us there for a little bit.

When we finally reached Pismo, we all got in our rooms, and then walked to Splash Cafe!!! HEAVENLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We all went walking on the pier and of course Phillip and Logan had to whip out the fishing poles. Everyone was giving Phillip QUITE a hard time asking him how many fish he was bringing in. He did actually catch a pretty big fish, and then he cut it up and tried to catch a shark.....but that didn't happen..YET!!!!

After we ate the night was a little INSANE with all the kids crammed in our room...Elayna grabbed a HUGE box of Nerds and Skittles and dumped them all over our room. All the other kids went NUTS playing in and eating them before the adults could pick them up.

Our room is also a little taste of Heaven! We are all staying at the Sea Gypsy Hotel. It is RIGHT on the beach.
The weather is perfect here so far!
As I type I am sitting out on the balcony of the 3rd floor, looking at the beautiful waves!

Hopefully I will keep up with this every morning before everyone wakes up.


Auntie Extraordinaire said...

YEAH !! I love it - looks like heaven to me.

What more could you ask for? Family, great food, and THE BEACH !!!

Enjoy - you certainly deserve it.

Hugs to Everyone,

Anonymous said...

Hey Katie,
I'll be there in 3 hours!!!!!!!!!!! How I wish!!!!!!! Looks like you are having so much fun. You all deserve it. You haven't had very many vacations in the last few years. You were too busy staying on bedrest and giving us those beautiful grandbabies. OMW Trystan is too much!!! I laughed and laughed and laughed.....Riley is the cutest baby alive.....and look at the picture of Logan. It looks like he may have Papa Bookers front-tooth-gap (how cute).
Have fun. Lots and lots of fun.
Love you all,

Kathy McElhaney said...

I don't know which is funnier - Phillip saying "Squeeze your cheeks" or Trystan actually doing it!! LOL!
Have a great time! Keep the pictures coming...

SheGazelle said...

Ugh...that's exactly what I could use right now...lucky you!

Girly Muse said...

have a GLORIOUS time!!!

Karen Hopper said...

Have a wonderful vacation which it looks like everyone is having. I love Splash too. You'd think because we live right under its nose we'd eat there alot but we don't. I think it is because it is always filled with vacationers and there isn't that much room for us locals. lol Have a great time!!!

Okiebelle said...

HI, this is you cuz, Denise French. This brings back the memories!! James and I spent our honeymoon at the Sea Gypsy Hotel and ate at Splash Cafe everyday. We met up with Larry and the boys for dinner at McLintocks (sp?) one evening. I'm so jealous!!