The next day of our vacation was Sunday. We woke up and found all the kids playing in the house’s toy room:
Dallas was against visiting Disneyland on Sunday, so we joined my parents for sacrament meeting in the local Disneyland ward:
After that, my parents met up with my siblings at Disneyland. It was the only day my brother Abe could go, so off they went to spend time with him and his family.
While we didn’t go to Disneyland with everyone else, we still wore our matching Mickey shirts:
A friend told me about the Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego. Dallas and I thought that would be a fun thing to do. We drove down to San Diego to see what it was all about.
We had a quick cracker snack before going inside:
The quick cracker snack ended up being not-so-quick and we just missed the start of a tour so we killed time driving ox carts:
And sitting in rocking chairs:
The tour started and it was so fun. This visitors’ center did an impressive job incorporating media into the presentation and the kids loved it. We sat on logs and played musical instruments with the Mormon Battalion volunteers:
We located one of my ancestors who was in the Battalion:
I hesitate to show the next few pictures because my siblings will see how much fun we had and will all wish they had foregone Disneyland in exchange for this excitement.
We panned for gold:
Brooke found her two pieces:
Spencer thought the water spout was more fun:
Meanwhile, Caroline stayed at her station patiently finding all the nuggets of gold she could:
Spencer and Brooke made bricks:
Finally Caroline finished panning and was ready to show off her nice pile of gold:
The Mormon Battalion Historic Site, aka The Happiest Place on Earth. Look at those smiles:
We were close to La Jolla beach so we stopped to look at the sea lions. Here are the kids experiencing the beach for the first time:
We finally spotted the sea lions (after realizing they were the lumps on the rocks):
Then we headed back to Belle’s Castle. We put the kids to bed, hung out with the adults, and planned our next day of fun: