I’m going to break up our vacation fun into three different blog posts: Travel and Toys, Family Time, and Beach Trip. There are just so many pictures and videos, I didn’t want to overload anybody, including myself. Paul had some Army training to attend and he got the go-ahead to drive out so that Joseph and I could go with him. We left on August 23rd and drove through the night, getting to Mom and Dad’s on the 24th. Joseph had had enough of the car (understandably), so we were fine letting him just discover all of the fun toys that live at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Here are photos of the drive and Joseph playing with toys. He’s in his church clothes for some of the pictures because we were there for one Sunday. It was cool going to my “home” ward and seeing people that I hadn’t seen in a very long time. 🙂 Oh, and you’ll notice a huge scab on Joseph’s head. When we went to the beach, he fell on the sidewalk and scraped his head. Poor guy learned that it wasn’t best to run on the sidewalk. 🙁 We left CA on the 31st, drove through the night again, and got home on September 1st.