Back in May I won 2 free airline tickets on Continental anywhere in the lower 48 good until the middle of December. This was a use-it-or-loose-it deal so we decided to use it while Nathan was still a free ride-along and go to California. Jeff had never been to California and it had been quite a while since I was there (back in high school). We decided Nathan was too young for the big theme parks like Disney, Knott's Berry Farm and Legoland, but we did get to do a lot of neat activities. We went to Sea World, the Zoo, a number of museums at Balboa Park and to the beach. It was a nice, relaxing vacation.