Friday, September 4, 2009

Family Vacation 2009 Santa Cruz

This summer we were able to go on a family vacation to the Sonoma Valley in California. Jason's parents let us use their timeshare to stay at a wonderful condo just outside of Santa Rosa. It was such a fun week together!
Our first outing during our trip was a day down to Santa Cruz Beach. This was such a fun place. We were able to spend a couple of hours playing in the water. The kids did a lot of body surfing, and playing in the sand. The sand was nice and hot, and the water was pretty great.

After we got cleaned up and changed we headed up to the boardwalk. It has about a mile of rides and concessions. After a hot dog and some cotton candy we started the fun! Payton was super brave and did a big roller coaster with me right out of the gate! Parker is not too much of a thrill seeker. We couldn't get him to do a coaster. He would rather stick to the rides that don't go so far off of the ground. Paxton had a blast on all of the little kiddie rides. He loved the kiddie race cars. Phoebe lucked out. She was tall enough to do a lot of the big rides, which was good because she like Payton is pretty fearless! She was also within the height requirements to ride the kiddie rides.

Somehow I got suckered into going down the log chute with the kids, we got totally drenched!

Paxton got to do a ton of different rides! They really had a great variety for little kids.
They even had a pretty fast roller coaster he could ride on!

All of us loved Santa Cruz. It was the perfect size for our first amusement park family outing. Not overwhelming at all. It was a relaxed atmosphere, the weather was amazing, and the scenery was beautiful. We would love to go again next summer! It's definitely an Appah Family Favorite!


Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

I love the thank you sign!

And The one of Jason flying down the roller coaster is awesome!

Rachel Garcia said...

Looks like so much much fun! So Jealous!

appah bugle said...

no thrill seeker hugh take me on any ride