Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Trip to San Diego, So Far

Elli had never flown before yesterday. Tano hadn't been on a plane since he was three or four years old. They were a little excited.

It was a great day--the best Christmas on record for them, perhaps. Elli and I spent time in the Spokane airport riding the elevators and escalators up and down and up and down and up and down some more. The kids were invited to inspect the cockpit of one of the planes. We flew above the clouds on a dreary and grey day and got to experience the beauty of blue skies and blinding sunshine above and puffy, cotton ball clouds below. Tano studied aerodynamics by sitting just behind the wing. Elli drew a lovely Christmas picture of an airplane with a cheery message for the pilots; they were delighted. We stepped out of the airport in San Diego and were greeted by balmy temperatures, palm trees and a shiny new rental car. It couldn't have been a better day.

We spent today at the San Diego Wild Animal Park with my parents. So fun. And no tiger maulings. Here are some family images (I have some great animal images, too, for another day):

We returned from the park exhausted, after a long and full day of walking in the fresh air and sunshine. The kids were tired, but anxious to try out the hotel pool. The outdoor pool. The locals think it is winter when the temperature dips below 65 degrees, but my children are from Montana. Andy and I soaked in the hot tub while the kids ran between that and the pool, playing marco polo and splashing happily. It was so relaxing. They had to kick us out eventually.

Getting ready for bed, though, Tano very suddenly didn't feel well. He is tossing and turning now, a little feverish and very chilled. I'm nervous. More later.

1 comment:

alison said...

How's Tano?