We set our alarms SUPER early for Monday morning to catch the 7:30 train to Santa Barbara. My Uncle was at The Bacara Resort for a conference and invited us to come down and spend the day there. My brother, Matt, myself and the kiddos jumped on the opportunity. We traveled with a stroller, 2 car seats (for taxi rides) and a duffle bag filled with changes of clothes, entertainment and snacks for the train ride...all in all I could NOT have made it there without Matt and Jeff. Thank you guys for tagging a long with us! The kids were pumped about the train ride...
After arriving in Santa Barbara...we decided to take a walk and explore the area for a little bit. It was a very overcast and chilly day. But we still had fun! We walked down the pier, did a little shopping and ate a very yummy lunch!
We finally made it to the resort...it was INCREDIBLE! We were SO blessed to be able to spend the day there, thanks to my uncle.
My Uncle had a break from his conference so he joined us for a little visit. We were glad he was able to pull away for a bit. I am so thankful for him and all he does for us!
Ok this was the COOLEST thing ever, in the corner of the pool area there was a HUGE area blocked off for kids and it had the biggest sand pit EVER! It was a danger free zone that overlooked onto the beach, right where the pool was and provided non-stop entertainment for the kids! I want one at my house :)
After having tons of fun outside it was time to get cleaned up, grab some dinner then catch a cab back to the train station.
This was hilarious, my Uncle took care of calling us a cab to come pick us up. SO we were waiting at the front of the hotel. A limo pulled up and my brother & I looked at each other and said "OOhh, I wonder what fancy people are getting a limo pick up." Well sure enough, the driver called our names! So we loaded up our two car seats in the back row and took the kids on their first limo ride! It was awesome, we were all cracking up...
We made it back to the train station in plenty of time. Took a walk to look at the trains then it was time to head back to Pasadena. The kiddos were absolutely amazing, no meltdowns at all. They both totally passed out around 9 o'clock on the train ride home. THANK YOU UNCLE GOOGIE for such a fun adventure! Can't wait to do it again :)