December 03, 2007
Trip to California
So my wonderful husband Eric who works with elections and voting systems, gets to travel a lot for work. Well we decided a lot is a relative term. Seems to me and the kids he gets to go a lot. For Eric I think its not as much fun, or a real vacation as we the kids seem to think sometimes. Anyway this past month he has been working on and off in California. So he decided to get me a trip, arranged babysitting for the older three kids, and sent me and Timmy to hang out with him for five days in Northern California. What a blast. I don't know how many know this but I grew up in Northern California and love the bay area. I had forgotten how beautiful it is there.
So Timmy and I flew out on Wednesday Nov. 28. While in a 3 hour layover in SLC we met up with my parents, my niece and nephew (Megan and Jack- Aly's kids) and my friend Sheri. It was fun to just hang out and see them.
Then I was able to meet up with several of my high school buddies! What a wonderful time to sit together and catch up. It had been about 14 years since I had last seen them all. It was crazy how long it had been and then how it seemed we hadn't been apart for very long at all. They all looked so great. As we ate lunch at Pedros we just talked about the "good old days" and caught each other up on the past years that we had missed each other.
One day my friend Kate and her daughter Audrey picked Timmy and me up and we headed for San Francisco, we had a blast! I got to eat yummy clam chowder in a sourdough bowl...mmm tastey! I just had a wonderful time.
Eric and I drove down Highway 1 and took Timmy to the beach for the first time, we went to Twin Lakes, one of my old stomping ground beaches. I sure miss the west coast, didn't think I did, but man I'd love to be able to go back. I really didn't want to leave. Though I was anxious to see Greg, Bethany and Emily. I just had a wonderful time.