Thursday, March 21, 2013

Caroline Visit Wrap Up, Wizard of Oz and Spring Break Plans

Lots to cover today!

Back to the ghost hunt first......

Aunt Donna made us ghost cookies.  So cute!

We toured more of the grounds.....headed up to the 4th floor and explored.

Rooftop garden.  Herbs are used in the kitchen.


Touring made us hungry, so we walked down the street to Tio's Tacos.  

Quirky little place with a ton of "junk art".

Back to the hotel.  Caroline talked the concierge into giving us a tour of Anne Rice's room.  She wrote the book Angel Time here, set at the Mission Inn hotel.  Can't wait to read it!

We started out in the room with the lights off.  Kids had flashlights to see around.

And, everyone eventually made themselves at home. I'm sure the concierge thought we were all sorts of kooky.

Next up, the chapel.  Gorgeous.

 Ordered room service upon getting back.  

Sweet Laine tried so hard to stay up for it.  Didn't make it.

We let Caroline sleep in the following morning and headed to the hot tub.  Great way to start the day.

We also got the parrots up and talking.  Lainey was hysterical.

This is Napoleon.  Josephine is a bit shy.

A few more stops in the lobby.

Lots of dignitaries have stayed here over the years.

This chair was made for William accommodate his large body.

Jack looks so small!

We finally received a text from Carter begging us to retrieve him from 'Jack and Lainey watch' at the parrot cage.  It looked like this.

Love that kid.

Said goodbye to Caroline finally.  Such a fun visit. One of our favorites so far!

Saturday night took us to see The Wizard of Oz at my theatre.

All children fun.

Kids loved it!  And, I was super impressed.

 Lainey with Glinda, the good witch.

Next up is Little Mermaid.  Can't wait!

So......on to Spring Break.
Lots of fun stuff planned:

*egg dying

*Easter bunny visit and lunch at Seaport Village

*golf day with dad

*beach trips

*Balboa Park

It's going to be a fun week.  McNamaras are in town.  Lots of visitors on our calendar!  Jillian arrives in a few weeks, too.



Dee Stephens said...

Jam packed post! Lainey is looking so big now. Older! In that one picture she defintely looks like a Starnes!
Love Carter's text. Hysterical!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Carter's text is too funny! Our high school is going to be presenting the Wizard of Oz is a few weeks. Can't wait to hear about spring break!

Impulsive Addict said...

No ghosts? Someone made you ghost cookies?

You know ghosts aren't real, right?

Your kids are so cute! Love that text! Emma told me today that I'm black and she's white. She also called me a grandma. She may be "special".

Unknown said...

I love love love room service. Jealous! Lainey looked so pretty in all her dresses. Was she wearing blush??

Kristen said...

Love Laine's dress... where is it from???
And that text from Carter is just awesome.
Love all of your adventures... we are so boring. Someday we'll do cool stuff like this.

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