I broke my promise of writing this post last week, but better late than never. Work was extremely busy last week so I didn’t have much time to do other things. Here are a few highlights from our nine day trip to California over Christmas break. We drove from Albuquerque to California and then back.
Drive – Part 1
The drive from Albuquerque to San Diego is roughly 12 hours so we broke it up into two days. We traveled to Tucson on Christmas Eve and then on to San Diego on Christmas Day.
Attempt at a Nativity Scene photo with the pups in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. This was the best they could do!
Sunset from day 1
Dust storm in Arizona
Saguaro cacti in Arizona. We don’t have these in Albuquerque!
So many cacti dotting the landscape
Cuddling pups in the backseat
Sand dunes in California
Christmas Eve Dinner in Tucson
We spent the first night of our road trip in Tucson and had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner at Maynard’s Kitchen, which is located in Downtown. The food was so good!
Bibb lettuce salad with shaved fennel, red grape relish and candied walnuts
Vanilla creme brulee with fresh berries and ginger crip
Christmas Dinner in San Diego
After dinner, it was time to open presents. Gus and Carson got lots of presents too!
Hotel del Coronado
We drove up to Los Angeles and spent two nights at my parents’ house. We were able to visit the Broad Museum one afternoon. I love that place!
Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights
My mom and I visited the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights in Torrance one evening. This was the first time I had gone to see them. In fact, I didn’t even know they existed until this year!
Drive – Part 2
Eventually, we made it back to the sunshine in New Mexico and the gorgeous landscape!
The roadtrip was a bit rough being pregnant and all, but it was definitely worth making the trip and getting a nice break!