Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hit the Road, Jack

We took a very, very, very small road trip this weekend. 

Lee cranked up the iPod, Nate had a stack of books in the backseat, and off we went for the 1 hour drive east to Rancho Cucamonga (don't be jealous). 

We wanted Nate to experience his first baseball game this year and rather subject him (and us) to the insanity of Dodger Stadium, we decided to head East to see our favorite minor league team, The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. When planning this outing, we thought it might be fun to spend the night in a hotel in RC since Nate has never slept in a hotel before. Then the next morning, we'd visit Victoria Gardens for some major {window} shopping, including a stop at the Bass Pro Shop for Lee. That was the plan, anyway. So how did it go? Take a look:

Nate getting down to business after we arrive at our hotel room

Changed our plans & visited Bass Pro first. Nate was a wild man after sitting in the car for over an hour. Lee looked pretty tense and had a "I can't believe this is my only 2012 vacation" look on his face during Nate's antics.

Merry Christmas, Nate's Gramma. 
Hope you enjoy this remote controlled rat. 
Note the description: "creepy scurrying action."

Nothing says feminine sweetness like a 3-month old camo dress. 

Nate was not a fan of Daddy's target practice. 

Bass Pro Shop. Disneyland for men.

My first meal ever at a Chick-fil-a. 
Now I can cross that off my list of "to dos."

Play ball! Our awesome seats were behind home plate. Did I mention our tickets cost 20 bucks total? I think that's how much they charge for parking at Dodger Stadium. If you live in SoCal, you have to see the Quakes. It's a fun, family-friendly experience.

My boys.

Nate chats with Tremor, the team mascot. 
Tremor playfully grabbed Nate's head with both of his hands and I think Nate added Tremor to his Enemy List at that exact moment.

This is what I look like after 4 hours of sleep....ugh, gross. Bad hotel experience (I won't bore you with details). Anyway, my first visit to a Hobby Lobby saved the trip for me. ANOTHER place crossed off my "to do" list. 

That's the trip, in a nutshell. We drove thru Victoria Gardens this morning after breakfast and Hobby Lobby, & decided to nix the window shopping. We headed home early and had a relaxing rest of the day. Can't wait to sleep in my own bed tonight!!!! (I'm a homebody, can't you tell??)


Tracy and Aaron said...

So . . . here in the South . . . both Chick Fil A and Hobby Lobby are closed on Sundays. How about there??

Jennifer said...

We have Hobby Lobby in CA? I didn't know! That rat...I have now words....

Anonymous said...

A rat for Christmas? How very thoughtful :-) Looks like you had a fun mini trip. Glad you're back to occasional blogging. I've missed it. Love, Nate's Gramma

Jen said...

LOL, I had my first Hobby Lobby experience in Havasu when we were visiting Kim. I guess I came away with mixed feelings- when I read blogs where they rave about HL, I feel like I'm missing out. But as I was walking through the store, I kept thinking there had to be more that I was missing or not seeing- wasn't having that 'this is the greatest store on earth' feeling I thought I would!

Did you buy anything?

Nikki said...

I thought the prices on some of the stuff were pretty good. Mostly I was impressed by how extremely clean & tidy it was compared to Michael's, etc here. I bought 1 package of quilt batting.