California Summer (Part II) • Kath Eats

Mazen and I went to San Diego to visit his grandmother, Karen, aka “KK.” Here’s part 2 of our summer in California! You can watch part 1 here.

We planned two relaxing beach days and two action-packed park days for our trip. After the day at the zoo, we were happy to wake up and take our time. KK made waffles!

La Jolla Cove

After breakfast we headed to La Jolla to visit the sea lions.

I have been to La Jolla Cove many times and I never remember people being allowed down to the beach. with The sea lions! It was great and for me it was one of the highlights of the trip.

They were very tame and seemed to be used to tourists.

The one giant alpha male seemed to be in charge of the whole family! He was SO BIG and SO LOUD!


We went home to eat sandwiches before going to the beach.

Second round of the Yacht Club

The kids were eager to get back to the boat club and finish a huge fort they were building. They also played kayak races. The adults relaxed and read our books!

KK is a big prankster and had fun with this rubber snake, which she put on my bed! It made it all the way to the beach, where the kids put on a dramatic act by pretending to pull it out of the water. LOL.

Sunset on the beach

We had leftovers for dinner and then went to the beach to watch the sunset!

Californian breakfast

I would wake up around 6:30 every morning and walk along the bay to the beach. Bomba coffee On our last full day, I loved having my coffee with this view!

I found the closest place to get smoothies and went to… Rum jungle For this huge bowl! I couldn’t finish it!

Sea World

KK lives very close to Sea WorldThe kids begged us to go all week, so it ended up being our last activity of the day. We loved the combination of shows, rides, and animals.

Biting fish

Letting these fish nibble on your hands was the craziest feeling!

But touching a ray is soooo soft.

The orca show

The kids sat in the prime splash area while Andrew and I basked in the sun to stay dry.

Sea lion show

We loved the sea lion show – it was so much fun!

Rapids ride

I opted not to do the rapids run, again to try and stay dry!

Shark tunnel

We loved going through the shark tunnel!

Cup holder

My favorite part was riding the two huge roller coasters, the Emperor and the Electric Eel. They were both incredibly cool! Mazen even defied his fears and rode the Emperor twice!

Macaroni and cheese with crabs

KK stayed home to rest instead of going to SeaWorld and we came home sweaty and hungry for macaroni and cheese and crabs. We also made a birthday cake for Mazen’s cousin who turns 9 next week!

We left early on Thursday morning. We would have liked to stay longer, but Thomas and Birch missed us too much. Karen says hello to all the veterans and tells them she is doing well.

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