MLK Weekend


We had a full three-day weekend.  Friday afternoon, D drove down to Carlsbad to pick up his race packet.  k had her second keiki hula lesson.


Saturday morning, we had a consultation with someone to hang our new-to-us television.  Saturday afternoon, k went to a Fancy Nancy-themed birthday party.  Saturday night we went to Souplantation so that D could carbo-load.

Sunday morning, D ran what he has deemed his last marathon.  (He’ll provide more details, I’m sure).  Sunday night, D and k had a daddy-daughter bowling night with her girl scout troop.  n and I had a mommy-son date at In-n-Out.


Monday morning we went on a whale-watching cruise in Newport with Davey’s Locker.  All four of us only had to pay $32 total, which I thought was a good idea (again, we had free tickets through OC Register).  We took our car on the Balboa ferry.


This was our boat.


We gawked at the large homes/boats.



We saw numerous bottle-nosed dolphins.  You can only see the tip of the dorsal fin here, but they were pretty active.


We saw California sea lions.

Unfortunately, we saw ZERO whales.  Yesterday the boats saw a total of 17 gray whales, and according to the website, they saw 5 gray whales during the later cruises today.  Oh well.  We received 50% off coupons for our next cruise since we didn’t see any whales, but I’m not sure when we’ll want to try again.


This was the only whale we did see.


n fell asleep.  I was thankful that none of us became seasick.


It was a lovely day weather-wise.


Afterward we went to my parents’ house to celebrate my sister’s birthday.

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