We go on so many trips to California that I had to find a way to keep these posts in accurate order. We already have our next trip planned, well we are in the process of planning it and the month will be June and location will be San Jose. I'm really hoping to visit the Stanford Mall, which has got to be the most beautiful mall in all of America. I am also planning on visiting Italy in California, it's a place where I can enjoy the refreshing peace and beauty which is unique in our fast-paced world.
Well, that's the trip that's coming up so I must first start with the trip we just got back from.
Monday night as I was receiving along with my mom from a stomach bug and fever I noticed that Little Guy was feeling very warm when I put him down for bed. I told my mom, but she dismissed it quickly. When he got up in the morning from the first sound he made I knew the fever was real. From Tuesday to Wednesday we focused on getting his fever down and putting liquids into him. It was getting a little stressful between the doctor appointments, packing for our trip to California, & taking care of a baby that was glued to me.
Despite it all we got the car packed, baby strapped & out the door we left on Wednesday 7pm. Crazy you say? Yes, a little. We got the okay from the doctors for our road trip with a baby who had a temp of 104. Plus we'd be miserable staying home anyway. At least California had a change of scenery and sunshine to offer us.
Three hours into the trip Augustin freaked out after waking up from his sleep and cried for a good two hours as I held in at a gas station. I couldn't take the crying anymore, mommy signals were going off and my blood was boiling. We were going back home! It broke my heart to strap him back into the car seat as he kicked, screamed and reached his hand out for me, but I had no choice staying at the gas station was not a way to spend the night. Five minutes into our drive he fell back asleep with loud sniffles. We continued on with our trip under one condition. If that ever happened again, even if we drove 10 hours we were going back!
We didn't have to. Little Guy slept through the night as hubby and I took turns driving. When we reached California we hit snow and then 200 miles of rain, non-stop pouring of rain that you wouldn't expect in that part of the country. It had its reward in a beautiful double rainbow. Looks like Cali ain't getting flooded yet.
In the morning we stopped by Starbucks for a much needed break and breakfast. That's when I realized that Augustin hasn't been eating or drinking for the past couple of days because he had scores in his mouth.
Through out the trip I found myself buying every fancy cup or drink that might work in getting Augustin to drink something. Some things worked while others were a waste. A Starbucks cup worked, but only for a little while. He wouldn't have his Jumba Juice, but he held it as his security blanket and he did the same with his bottles that he wanted, but physically couldn't drink. Towards the end of the trip it was easier to get him to drink, but it had to be new and fancy!
We found many ways of keeping him content if not happy and entertained, but most of the time he just wanted to be held by me and refused to walk. He slept most of the way to Cali and watched videos on the way back. We even got used to his 'I'm just not happy' face instead of his usual smile. Changing diapers in the car was a regular, but they were mostly empty and kept me on my toes.
Despite it all we overcame, grew stronger and figured out how to have our cup half full instead of them being half empty. We went out to eat a fine dining restaurants, my favorite. To me eating good food in a good restaurant is very important and needed for a successful trip.
I even got to try some macaroons for the first time and just fell in LOVE. We went to the cutest European Deli. The food was great and the company ever better!
Pasadena, California is one of the more beautiful cities. There was much to see, great shopping, of course food and just what a soul needs for a beautiful recovery and recover we did!
On our way back home we got to stop by Santa Monica. I must say that has got to be one of the most greatest spots I've been to in California. It's going in my top 10 and a place I'll have to consider living in. We eat breakfast at an organic restaurant called Kreation. If you're ever in town you must stop and have a bite.
Also during this trip I had a great nanny in the form of my mom, a model and a friend all at the same time. What more could I ask for?
I've always wanted to go to Santa Barbara and experience it I was beyond shocked, happy & blessed when hubby announced that we are making our way there going though Malibu! Heck stinkin' yes!! We didn't get to 'really' experience it, but I'll take that any day over staying home because I know I'll be back again to see and eat all I want.
So that was out trip. We are...
Pooped! (tired) and I've been...
Working. April will be busy, but very rewarding.