February 1, 2017

Day 3 - Torrey Pines Beach and BYU Bowl Game


Wednesday was our transition day from north of San Diego, where we were staying with Devin's cousin Michael and his wife Nicole, down to our hotel which was in Mission Valley, closer to downtown. We drove down the coast so that we could see Torrey Pines and maybe take a little hike. Unfortunately we didn't really have time to make the Torrey Pines entrance fee worth our while so we just enjoyed the free beach for a little while while Owen took a nap. Note the 15 week belly bump pic :)

We got all settled into our hotel room and I think we even went swimming before getting ready to go to the BYU game. I remember thinking we were crazy for swimming because it was cloudy and cool
(60-65 degrees maybe?). Even for a "heated" pool it was still a little chilly but the kids were so excited they didn't care! Then we got ready for the BYU game we were going to that night...

When we bought our tickets for San Diego back in August I noticed that the Poinsettia Bowl would be going on during the time that we would be there and I thought "Wouldn't that be awesome if BYU ends up playing in it?!".  We forgot about it for a while and then thought to check what bowl game they were going to about a month before our trip and sure enough - it was the one! I was SO excited. They even had a family deal pack with good seats and a hot dog and a drink for each person.

This picture documents how differently our kids experienced the game. There were fireworks before the game started that we didn't know would be happening and of course Devin was gone getting food for us when they went off, so I got to try and calm both kids who were being hysterically sad/scared of the fireworks. Thankfully Owen calmed down once they were over but Ava was so ready to go home. Getting a hot dog and drink helped a little, but then the game started and she freaked out at every loud cheer and excitement so we tried to convince her to go to sleep and thankfully she did! Owen ate his whole hot dog and spent the rest of the game saying "Fireworks ALLLLL DONE!" (until half time, when they had more fireworks ahh!). He was such a little champ though, if he wasn't sitting happily on our laps then he sat in his chair in total concentration of the game and clapping with everyone else, even just looking at the pictures with me right now he's begging me to go see "BYU football team!".

The other highlight of the game was that it was TORRENTIAL downpour almost the whole game and we just happened to have seats under the awning, which didn't actually go out very far from the food court so there were tons of people in the rain, and the uncovered seats actually ended up being pretty empty most of the game as they went and watched from somewhere under cover. Definitely feeling blessed on that one, especially with kids.

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