You know those last few days before he leaves? The ones when you so desperately try to fill your mental and emotional reserves with time and experiences and just plain moments together as a whole family? 16 years later and we still do it. I'm not sure if it means anything to the kids or my husband. I mean the leaving is inevitable. And if you've done it a hundred times, then…well…you've done it a hundred times. Same shit, different year. Right? One last trip to the zoo doesn't change the fact that your entire family is going to be separated in a few short days. No matter how often we do this separating, I still want to spend the last days together. And one of those days better be fun! You know to balance the 'not fun' part ;)
He knows the day is coming. Probably because I reminded him 25 times, "I really want to do something fun before you leave'. It may be the only time I get away with dragging him around town without him fussing about it.
"Do you want to go to Disney?" I've trained him well. Every other year, the fun day has to be Disney. But the kids are getting older, they want Six Flags roller coasters and Universal Studios special effects. I was looking for something a little more self-guided. I suggested a day in San Diego. We never go to San Diego anymore since we moved a little further north.
So, we did San Diego. ComiCon was in town. I knew the boys would love it. We didn't have tickets to the actual ComiCon but there was plenty to do outside the convention center. Plus, I knew it would be easy to convince the husband to swing by The Donut Bar.
Which is the most fantastic donut shop ever! And frankly is reason enough to road trip to San Diego! We booked the harbor cruise; just in case, ComicCon was a flop. I'm not sure why I thought that would happen. We ditched the harbor cruise after the 1st hour on the water. Kids choice, of course!
San Diego never gets old to me! It really is a beautiful city. And now I have my happy memories and pictures to get me through this short business trip :/