This year, for a combined Mother’s Day/Father’s Day celebration the Ortegas went to Carlsbad for a relaxing weekend getaway!

When we all get together it’s always a great time. Lots of laughing, memories, and quality time spent. This year, we kept it low key and stayed at an Airbnb in the hills of Carlsbad just a few miles from the beach and Carlsbad Village.

Whenever we go on family vacations like this I love using Airbnb for our stay. It’s really great to house your family in 1 place, you usually have a kitchen so you can cook to save some cash, and it feels like a home away from home.

Before we made the trip down to Carlsbad on Friday night, we got word that our car came in! Charlie and I test drove the Subaru Forester a couple weeks back and special ordered the car so we can get the color and model we wanted. Low and behold, it came just in time to drive it for our family vacation!

Once traffic died down we made our way down to Carlsbad, had a bite to eat at  Mission Avenue Bar and Grill (great burgers!), and started our vacay. On day 2 we stopped by the outlets, ate lunch at Dini’s (great spot by the beach), and cooked a yummy dinner at home.

Where are some of your favorite places to take a family vacation? Would love to explore new places with our family soon!

xoxo,

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