Road Trip Part 2 – California

We got up bright and early to leave Colorado Springs to head towards California, but first we had a stop in Winslow, Arizona to spend the night and get to see family I haven’t seen in far too many years.  Alas… somehow we didn’t get any photos, so you’ll have to imagine it.  We got a picture of lunch, though…

So glad we had AC for the desert portion of our drive.  We definitely aren’t used to 100 degree temperatures coming out of a cool winter and we would have been miserable. However, for the most part, we were quite comfortable.

At around the Route 95 point in California, however, the smiles ended and Phoebe became carsick and extremely unhappy and vocal about all of the dips in the road.  She cried, she kicked, she yelled, and then finally she passed out.  We will never drive on that road again.  She asks almost every time we get in the car if there are going to be dips.

Eventually, the kids had to go pee again and we figured we would check out Joshua Tree National Park for a bit.  Alas, we really only checked out the bathrooms because a pass was more than we wanted to spend considering we only had so much time in the area.

The kids were tired and a little cranky, so they stayed in the car while I got out here and there to explore and look at flowers and use the little Sony a bit more.  There were so many pretty plants and after living in a very different climate for so long, it was nice to see new things.

Next stop before arriving in Carlsbad was the Cabazon Dinosaurs.  I remember them from the movie The Wizard, but Josh also remembered them from PeeWee’s Big Adventure. Who doesn’t like dinosaurs, right?  Despite it being super windy, the kids were excited, so we forked over the cash and were pleased to find out there was more than met the eye.

Enzo took a few photos with my camera as well!

Climbing up inside the T-Rex!

You can sort of see the hummingbird!

Inside there were a bunch of animatronic dinosaurs as well as a few ride-on ones.

By this time the kids were excited to get in the car and head off to Grandma and Grandpa’s!

Coming Up… The Beach, Sea Lions, and Disneyland!


(Pictures were taken with our Samsung Galaxy S6s and Sony a6000).