We finally had a good day out as a family! I only get one day off a week and of course those were the days the kids were tired and whiny and we were bad planners so we spent the day just being grumpy and fed up with each other. But I think I found the secret sauce! Whatever you do for the day, plan to be traveling in the car after lunch so they can sleep! Boom! Instant difference! Now this may seem like common sense to some of you, but I’m a “go with the flow mom” and I always tend to think, oh they’ll be fine, we’ll figure it out! But no, you won’t. You’ll be miserable! So on this day we took it easy in the morning, went paddle boarding, ate lunch, and then drove to this nice lighthouse park place where we walked around, played in tide pools, climbed rocks, rolled down hills, and later ate some yummy tacos in the city. And you know what, it was a lovely day!