So our family adventuring around our home base of Newport Beach has begun, and although my original goal stated to discover cool places in our “hometown,” we ventured just a bit further south to Carlsbad, California for a weekend at Legoland. (I can’t even follow the rules from the get-go, can I? Geez.)

My kids are Lego freaks, and they just about lost their minds when I told them we would be spending not one, but two days at the amusement park. We had such a great time, you guys. We left Friday night and returned Sunday evening and never so much as opened a laptop. Success!

It was so nice to step away from all of our daunting to-do lists, and just hang out and have a blast. We returned home with huge smiles on our (totally tired out) faces.

Cool place #1? Discovered.