Sunday, June 8, 2008

Ryan's Birthday Surprise in Carlsbad

This weekend I surprised Ryan with a trip down to Carlsbad for both his birthday, which was on Saturday, and an early anniversary celebration, which is on Monday. I told him that I had made reservations at a restaurant down there on Friday night and luckily he didn't ask too many questions about why we were driving all the way down there for dinner (its about 30 minutes away) when we never go there! I was giving him the directions and he was so surprised and excited when I told him to pull into the hotel parking lot and that we were going to be staying there for the weekend. I had packed our bags and found that it was actually harder than I thought it would be to do without him noticing and almost got caught when he was trying to find something in the bathroom right before we left! We had such a fun relaxing weekend laying by the pool, going to the beach, going out and sleeping in. It was so nice to just get away for a few nights.

Ryan opening his birthday present, I got him a camera to take with him on his work trips

Laying out by the pool. It was sunny but really windy so it was too cold to lay out until I came up with the ingenius plan to make our own little wind blockers with the chairs. It looked a little funny but worked perfect and we got to stay out in the sun all day! We both did get a little sunburned but it was all in good fun!

Enjoying the view of the ocean, it was too windy to stay there long though!

Our hotel backed up to Lego Land, you can see the castle and one of the roller coasters in the back

Out to dinner on Saturday, Happy Birthday Ryan!!


Susie said...

I'm so glad you had so much fun! We missed you this weekend, but knew you weren't there for a really good reason!

Karen said...

OK .. now I know how to comment! Thanks Whit! and ... great use of the lounge chairs!