It's amazing how fast you get used to the climate you're in.
We were in the San Diego area for 9 days and returned to snow and below freezing temperatures. Ugh. And, I have to drive on the highway today to run an errand for my Mum (who, along with my Dad, is slowly making her way back from San Diego via automobile).
I will post some pics from the trip soon, I am currently working on organizing my backlog of photos. Needless to say, we did and saw a lot, and realized just how much there is to do down there. "That's something to do when the boys are older." we'd say.
Among the highlights...SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, the pool and hot tub, Easter egg hunts, spending time with my parents who will have been away over 6 weeks by the time they return. They are quickly becoming snowbirds, and have earned every day of it.
A quick rundown: flew into Palm Springs and drove through Cathedral Ciry, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert, over the mountain to Ramona, passing Anza and Saint Ysabel on the way. Stayed in Ramona for 7 days, doing daytrips to Carlsbad, Escondido, Temecula, La Jolla, San Diego, Coronado and San Marcos. Drove through many suburbs and small towns. Got lost a little, but always found our way back. Saw some amazing homes, sights and countryside, tried some fabulous food and discovered some great shops, chains and local. Then, drove back to Palm Springs to stay overnight before flying back to Calgary.
Plan to do it all again next year.