Friday, July 31, 2009

Vacation Journal - Balboa: July 10th, Farewell, Ocean

so, like the crazy person that i am, i decided to drive all of my kids and our cousin luke up to l.a. for an afternoon of wandering around and exploring the old farmers' market. my sister erin and her friends, caitlin and joe and their sweet baby aiden, met us there as well. none of the kids seemed to mind the drive or the traffic and once luke got his car sickness over and done with, all went well. i highly recommend visiting this place if you are ever in the area...

you can buy any and all cuts of meat here, including chicken feet, which the kids were all fascinated with...

we also discovered the most fabulous sticker store. literally wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling stickers of anything and everything you could imagine.

all the kids picked out a sticker set and had fun decorating paper bags with them...

below would be the bridge where jack saw derek jeter and his mean old mom doubted him. i definitely thought it looked like him, but by the time jack got to me, he was so far away and seemed much smaller than i thought he should be. he was absolutely blinged out and had a very lovely lady on his arm, however. pete later informed me that the yankees were in town playing the angels and they had a night game that day, so it was more than likely for derek jeter to be somewhere out on the town at that time of day. jack is positive, without a doubt, that it was him. and i will now stand by that as well...

and then back to the beach for our last day all together...


we miss you all already. until next year...

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