• Nicole Hanks

{Family Vacation: San Diego}

This was our first family trip in a very long time, and our first vacation as a family of 4! I was extremely nervous as to how Cooper would do his first time on an airplane, but he did incredible! We flew first class, which helped a lot. For Cooper and for mama! It was a good thing too, because we spent 2+ hours in our seats before we even took off due to a maintenance delay. Once we were on our way though, it was quick and painless.

We were all hungry and tired from the unexpected delays, so we found the closest place for lunch we could which happened to be a Mexican Cantina Grill. It was really good and right near our hotel and the water!

We stayed in a first floor suite at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and it was amazing! It was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted a place that would allow the kids to be able to play right off the patio while also offering us great views of the water. It was absolutely perfect!

My mother-in-law joined the fun by flying in the day after we got there and stayed with us for the rest of the trip. We spent the next few days visiting the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and a private surf lesson!

Jaden fell in love with surfing on this trip. He and JD took a private lesson with an instructor, Davo, from Surf Diva. Davo was an unbelievable teacher and Jaden was a natural on the waves.

This trip was so much more than I expected and everything we needed! We spent quality time as a family and there was something for everyone. Relaxation, entertainment, great food (wait until I share with you our final night's dinner) and we couldn't have asked for more perfect weather. I can't wait to visit again!

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