On Friday afternoon, Phil and I felt that we needed a change of scenery. We decided to take an impromptu trip to Morro Bay and stay at my Grandma's condo. I quickly threw a load of laundry in the wash and started packing. A few hours later, we were on the road. We got there late on Friday night. The next morning, we started our day with a late breakfast at the Coffee Pot. This restaurant is a favorite of my mom and dad's as well as my sister and Dana. They have a bottle of Pepper Plant hot sauce on each table and my family is hooked on it.
The boys colored while they waited for their food. We had an awesome waitress. They made chocolate chip Mickey Mouse pancakes for the boys.
They were thrilled and ate a lot. Phil and I shared the country benedict and the cinnamon banana french toast. There was a ton of food. Both were good, but we are still partial to Kitty's Kitchen for breakfast in Morro Bay.
Next, we need to walk off some of that breakfast. We went to the crab tank first. The boys love looking at the crabs and watching them fight.
Thankfully neither one fell in.
We then decided to walk out to the walk. My boys are obsessed with bodily functions so when they saw a "No Pooping" sign, we had to take a picture. They were pretty thrilled with it.
We also saw this truck seat that had been bronzed or something. Ryan loved it and wondered how to get all the tools unstuck. He didn't think it was a good idea that the tools wouldn't come off.
Next, we checked out the boats.
Finally, we made it to the beach and the boys immediately started throwing mud and getting filthy. They were in their element. In fact, when Jack woke up Saturday morning, he looked out the window and saw the sand spit. He said, "Wook, Mom! A big giant dirt pile!"
The big giant dirt pile worked well for him. After getting totally filthy, we started walking back.
Jack was exhausted at this point so Phil had to give him a ride.
The boys got a second wind when they realized that we hadn't seen the seals yet. The seals were in rare form. They were energetic and LOUD. The last few times we have gone, they have been a little lethargic. One in particular was really enjoying performing.
He would pose and clap and catch food in his mouth. The boys LOVED feeding fish to him.
The aquarium also had a lively octopus. He was moving around his tank constantly. He was really fun to watch.
Jack spent a lot of time looking at him.
Apparently it was interesting for Phil too.
When we got in the car to drive home from the seals, the boys were a mess. They wreaked of dead fish from wiping their hands on their clothes and they were covered in sand. They were also exhausted from so much walking. Phil and I were happy knowing we would have a calm afternoon since we had tired them out.
On Sunday, it rained off and on all day so we didn't head out to the beach. When I noticed a break in the rain, I took the boys and Rita out for a walk since the boys were climbing the walls from being indoors too long.
We headed to the big chess board and played our own little game.
Even though this didn't wear the boys out, Rita had had enough and crashed when we got back to the condo.
We finally had the bright idea to take the boys to the SLO Children's Museum to play. It was so much fun. Ryan loved using the microscope and playing an interactive video game. He could control his avatar by jumping and moving to win the game. It was really cool. They also had an indoor climbing thing that the boys loved. The top floor has a big Brio train table and a giant Brio train engine. The room is really small with low ceilings, but it's a favorite area with the kids so it was FULL of people. We stayed up there with the boys for quite sometime. Eventually they got ready to go, which was nice because the room was starting to feel a little claustrophobic. I would highly recommend visiting this museum for a fun kid's outing. Sadly, we had to come back home and get back into the daily grind. Our mini vacation was short and sweet and much needed.