We decided to spend a day down in San Diego (check that off the Summer List). When Bret saw the shirt I was wearing for the day he made some smart joke about me being a pirate (see the stripes) and continued to talk to me in "Pirate" for most of the day...encouraging the kids to do so as well.
See my face in the picture...that's me saying "Might as well embrace it!".
The Mormon Battalion. I highly recommend checking this place out...regardless of religion. It's a historic site and though Mormon missionaries volunteer there, their main purpose is to tell the history of the Battalion and how it influenced many things. Religion is not pushed on visitors.
The tour is awesome, not to mention free. The picture frames of people move and talk (think Hogwarts/Harry Potter) and take you on a journey the Battalion took.
It's short, informational and entertaining. Plus it's located in Old Town so after visiting you can stroll down Old Town (like we did) and check out the shops, etc.
(which is printed for you and can be emailed - free of charge), look up names on the Battalion, and see artifacts.
Outside the kids can pan for gold, pretend to be brick makers and climb up the tower to see all of Old Town with binoculars.
Check out the Mormon Battalion next time you're in San Diego...you won't regret it.
Though CPK isn't novel the pizza I ordered that day was amazing and has become my new favorite! Next time you're at CPK get the Tricolore salad pizza with ceasar dressing, add grilled chicken and get honey whole wheat for the crust. A.MAZING!
I attempted to order my pizza in "Pirate" but couldn't get through ordering without laughing. Bret was pretty red with embarrassment. That'll teach him to make fun of my outfit ;)
When Bret asked how I liked my cupcake I responded with a hearty pirate growl, despite the people around us. I didn't want Bret to think I had forgotten I was a Pirate.
My kids are all about the frosting...as most kids are. They offer frosting shots! Genius!
We gave the girls each $20 to spend. Of course everything they saw they said they wanted, but finally decided on cool necklaces from a surf shop and hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works (what?).
It was really fun getting to do a little shopping, visiting some of my favorite stores - Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Crate and Barrel, Tiffany's, The Container Store and of course every surf and watch shop for Bret.
I didn't want to wake the kids by shouting "Arghhhh!" so I opted to text Bret....multiple times. That's when we decided to call a truce and stop with the Pirate remarks/banter.
Until next time San Diego...ARRRGH!