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Thursday, January 04, 2007


Doing and Not Doing in San Diego

Thomas is so cute. He likes to ask us (constantly) what we are doing. Except he pronounces it, "do-yang," as in, "Do-yang, mommy? Do-yang, daddy?"

I haven't found much time to blog on this vacation, which is a drag since this blog is a record of our family life. Here's a list of what we've been do-yang and not do-yang.


  • Driving I-5
  • Stopping at Pea Soup Anderson's
  • Buying more of our favorite salt seasoning at Pea Soup Anderson's gift shop
  • Going to Venice Beach
  • Watching sunsets
  • Eating at Versailles
  • Eating at Cafe Coyote in Old Town
  • Eating fish tacos
  • Eating a lot
  • Going to Old Town
  • Laughing
  • Being woken up by Thomas every morning at 6:50
  • Getting exasperated when the kids take off their shoes and socks minutes before we're supposed to leave the hotel room
  • Enjoying the free breakfast buffet at the Embassy Suites, La Jolla
  • Being driven around (Mike has done all of the driving on this trip!)
  • Exercising every morning in the stinky exercise room in a desperate attempt to stave off the effects of eating out every meal
  • Going on a Harbor Tour
  • Paying too much for one of those silly tourist photos before the harbor tour
  • Eating lunch in the Gaslamp Quarter at a restaurant with crappy service
  • Checking out Pacific Beach, Mike's old stomping grounds
  • Eating more than humanly possible
  • Going to Legoland
  • Taking a nap every day
  • Going to the San Diego Zoo
  • Planning a trip to the desert with a stop for dessert
  • Planning our next meal before we've finished the current one
  • Loving the iced coffee drinks from The Coffee Bean
  • Reading magazines
  • Reading Trinny and Susannah Take on America
  • Checking out the fish at Birch Aquarium
  • Taking photos
  • Enjoying the diverse architecture of the homes in La Jolla
  • Walking around
  • Driving across the San Diego-Coronado Bridge
  • Driving to the border
  • Deciding not to go to Tijuana
  • Appreciating the fact the kids are too young to have any input in what we decide to do
  • Swimming in the hotel's indoor pool
  • Enjoying the 65 degree weather
  • Letting the kids push the button for the elevator
  • Relaxing

Not Do-yang

  • Drinking
  • Spending money on alcohol
  • Wasting time being hungover
  • Fighting
  • Driving
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Reading Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
  • Cleaning
  • Washing clothes
  • Washing dishes
  • Looking forward to going home