Since the one of the best gifts you can give your child is a good marriage, we took a kid-free roadtrip through a bit of California. One major destination: San Francisco, of course! The weather was perfect, and we had a great time walking through the city.
Record-collector L most certainly made a stop at Amoeba Records while A made friends with the local hippies in Golden Gate Park.
In Downtown near Union Square.
On our way out of the city, we spent the night at Travis Air Force base. Can't beat the price of these excellent hotels on military installations.
Next stop, South Lake Tahoe! We stayed at the quaint 3 Peaks Inn just a mile away from the Nevada state line. With more fantastic weather, pool-lounging was definitely in order.
A enjoying the large jacuzzi.
And of course we lounged around the lake too, but the beautiful water was a bit icy.
On the way home, we stopped for lunch in Sacramento and ate at a restaurant featured on the popular show Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives. Before making the long drive home, we walked around Old Town and checked out the historic buildings and shops.
Other highlights not pictured were visits with The Holtsman's (L's cousin and her family) in Manteca and The McVey's (long-time family friends) in Burlingame. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality! Please come visit anytime!