We packed a cooler with drinks and sandwich supplies so that all we would have to do is stop for gas and restroom breaks. After watching movies and coloring all morning, the boys settled down for an afternoon nap.
We pulled into our hotel in Carlsbad, California around 2:30 Pacific time.
After getting settled in we wondered around the hotel property and then headed across the street to check out the ocean.
It felt good to get out and walk along the beach after sitting in the car all day. We made sure to fill up our pockets with rocks and seashells before heading back to the hotel where we planned to have dinner at the restaurant there.
Even though it was a little chilly we ate our pizza outside around the table fire before heading over to the swimming pool - or hot tub for us older folks. ;)