Babymoon: a vacation taken by a couple that is expecting a baby in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the many sleepless nights that usually accompany a newborn baby.

As has been our tradition for the past few years, we just got back from our spring break/anniversary/babymoon trip (the last descriptor is obviously new as of this year). We went to Monterey, California this time to thaw out from the Logan winter. We got to see the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Carmel-by-the-sea, and Big Sur.

Things we learned on our trip:

  • Towns in Nevada were either all named by J.R.R. Tolkien, twelve year old boys, or Google’s captcha generator. (i.e. Golconda, Valmy, Beowawe, and Elburz)
  • The best rest stops along the I-80 corridor between Salt Lake City and the west coast are in Donner Pass, CA; Colfax, CA; and Tooele/Grantsville, UT. The worst were in Nevada. We tried most of them.
  • If I lived on the ocean, I would have a pet otter.
  • We should only eat sustainable seafood. Halibut is sustainable seafood. Yum.
  • There are always ways around paying for parking.
  • If I was a cow I would rather live at Big Sur than the rest stop in Winnemucca, NV.
  • 95% of California is shopping malls and freeways. The other 5% is worth seeing. Below you can see some of that 5%.

4 thoughts on “Babymoon

  1. Life is so short, and yet it is so worth it. As long as you struggle to keep filling it with these pictures, yours may be as short as everyone else , but it will not seem like it. Cooper is a lucky boy. He has a mother and father that deserve the titles. A family is the only true thing of value. If it is good and filled with testimonies of the charity and love our Savior offers us, the value is high. If not, it still has value, but it is astronomically less. This new treasure will define you both in ways you still have yet to learn. The learning is the building of the value, held together with love that comes from the Savior gifts of unconditional love. This child’s life however long or short only adds to this unconditional love. It is born of our Heavenly Father. And yes, there is a testimony in every worthwhile act. Yours builds mine. Thank you.

  2. I’m glad you could get away. It looks warm and like lots of fun. Nathaniel thought the idea of a babymoon was sort of silly, but he is generally disinterested in vacations. But, since I did talk him into going to Europe I can’t complain. 🙂

  3. What a wonderful trip, you both look great, and what about that Cooper, he’s grown! We love you, John, Brenda and Grandpa

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