Thursday, June 5, 2014

San Diego Fun

MyI was pretty sure I posted another post, but apparently Blogger ate it. I'll deal with that later. 

We had a great time in San Diego. We did many of the major tourist stops: San Diego Zoo, San Diego Safari Park, and SeaWorld. We also frequented Balboa Park, where we visited the Museum of Man, the Natural History Museum, and the United Nations Store and a group of places we called the "house ofs". I can't remember the full name, but there's a House of Ireland, House of China, House of Israel, and more. There happened to be an ethnic food festival there while we were there, so we went and checked that out. I'll go more in depth to what all we did as I go along. 

Our first full day there, we ventured out with Joseph's aunt Sherrie. She took us grocery shopping, showed us around and bit, and took us to the show room, where we all got sun hats. Let me say, it was wonderful experience, and I definitely recommend They were so kind and helpful. Beyond that, they gave Saoirse a "cool by the pool" book that we plan to read to her at some point. All of our hats are Sunday Afternoons brand. I really recommend them, as we all managed to pretty much avoid facial sunburns and back of the neck sunburns with these hats. 

And come on, if sun protection is this cute, why not be sun safe? (Saoirse modeling the Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat, bought from )
I adore these products at this point and fully attribute our relatively small amount of sunburns directly to the products we bought from, because we were spending nearly all of our time outside. The sunburns we did get were courtesy of bad clothing choices (read: putting the baby in short sleeves, thinking you wouldn't be outside that much-oops). 

I only have experience with the baby version of this hat, but the adjustable sizing (on the back of the head) means it will fit a wide variety of baby head sizes and the chin strap will snap loose with 10 lbs of pressure, so no worries about strangulation by neck strap (the bigger kids version has a toggle strap and less like a helmet as I understand). It comes in blue and pink. 

You can see Joseph's hat choice in this picture; I took mine off for the picture. 
I'm pretty sure it's this one (, the Cloudburst hat. I know his is good in rain as well. He tried on many, and ultimately settled on this one. If you can stop by a store, such as the showroom, and try on a variety of hats, I really suggest you do so. You never know what you might find that you like. We also bought the swim shirts we're wearing in this picture at sungrubbies. They did a wonderful job of keeping us from getting sun burned in and out of water. 

My hat is seen here. It's the Sundancer Hat ( I never got sunburned on my face in San Diego. That is 98% because of this hat. I burn so fast it's freakish, so this is a testament to its effectiveness. I even discovered I have a sun allergy while in San Diego, but that rash never occurred in the areas safely protected by my hat. Buying these hats was easily the best decision we made during our trip to San Diego. 

More San Diego experiences to come...

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for posting my opinions here. We just went and bought these items, and I liked them so much I had to share. 

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