Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A San Diego Tradition

First off, I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! We spend Christmas eve with friends, and, since we have no family in town, we had a very quiet Christmas all to ourselves.
We used to spend the holidays rushing home to visit our families (mine in Chicago and Todd's in Texas)... however, plane tickets to these places from Portland are typically very expensive, and with a family of four, we just can't swing it. But, as we discovered last year, plane tickets to San Diego in December are very cheap. Plus we have friends there, it is warm and sunny, there is a beach, and the Mexican food is outstanding. So this year, just like last, we spent a few days in San Diego, soaking up the sun, before Christmas. And we even got to watch a flock of wild parrots! It was fantastic! Here are a few pictures of our highlights:

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  1. Looks like a wonderful time. Love the family pic :)

  2. Lovely family photos, you can tell you all have a nice time :)

    Lluisa xx

  3. What a great tradition! San Diego is a lot of fun and I totally agree with you about the Mexico food. Happy New Year to you!

  4. San Diego sounds like heaven right now. My family is also from Chicago, and I cringe at the expense these days too. I'm glad you guys had a nice holiday and got your sun fix!

  5. glad you had a fun time, my son in law to be is from San Diego and I bet I'll be visiting there one day soon perhaps!