San Diego Week 2 ……..The RETURN!

So today we are having an afternoon off…….it has been a BIG week…..and a bit!

We started off the week with doing the school work ritual with the kids. We have managed to get into a good rhythm now with this and are enjoying watching the kids develop with their learning. I still don’t think that Lilly and Kobe are completely sold on having Mum and Dad teach them but it’s working! We kicked off the week’s training with the Kids and Dee taking some more classes at South Bay Jiu-Jitsu. That place has been so welcoming you could Continue reading “San Diego Week 2 ……..The RETURN!”

San Diego Week 1

We arrived in San Diego a week ago today!! Driving in from LA it reminded us a lot of Perth – green lawns and more houses than apartments.

We took the afternoon to settle into our Airbnb and do some food shopping at the local market Ralphs.

The kids love our accommodation as it has stairs, this novelty wears thin with Adam and I very quickly.  I love it because it has a washer and dryer in the Continue reading “San Diego Week 1”

Los Angeles Week 2 – Dee

Well we are at the end of our time in LA, as we will head down to San Diego on Monday, after a quick stop in Anaheim to visit Disneyland.

Our time in LA feels to have passed very quickly, I am sure I will be saying this statement I few times over our trip and then again at the end.

We have kept ourselves busy with all things touristy, such as the walk to, sorry to Hike to Hollywood sign – at no point did this feel like a walk – Adam found a Continue reading “Los Angeles Week 2 – Dee”

Welcome to America…Los Angeles Week 1

The time had come…

On Tuesday night we were all packed up and managed to get everything into 3 bags under 23kg. We made the trip to the airport said our goodbyes to Dee’s Mum and we’re off. The first leg of the trip, the red eye to Brisbane was quite a long one. The lovely lady behind me decided she would flip out and start boxing the back of my chair. She was obviously not happy that I was planning on getting some sleep during this first leg. Arriving in Brisbane  we transferred over to the international terminal to get on the flight to Los Angeles. The kids were doing quite well as they had managed to sleep most of the flight from Perth. The 13hr flight was fairly uneventful mixed between sleeping and watching movies it didn’t seem to take that long.

Before our flight out to LA

Arriving in LAX we were expecting a long delay getting through border security, it may of been that we arrived early in the morning but the lines and Continue reading “Welcome to America…Los Angeles Week 1”

Perth – The best and worst start to the trip


First the Good

So we started out the trip with the drive that we have done so many times I have lost count…..The 1194 kilometer drive from Newman to Perth is rather uneventful apart from the odd kangaroo trying to become a hood ornament. The trip began with the 3am wake up and it mainly consisted of me driving the whole journey with Dee, Lilly and Kobe drifting in and out of consciousness while they watched movies and snacked. Both Lilly and Kobe take the long trip like champs and never complain or start the chant of “are we there yet??”

Moving over for this big load

The following day we made it to the Submission Factory (my parent club) for a session with Black belts James and Vic. It was good to get on the mats as we Continue reading “Perth – The best and worst start to the trip”