Monday, August 25, 2008

A visit from Grandma and Grandpa!

My mom and dad came to visit us a couple of weeks ago and spent their last week of summer vacation with us. Since they could have gone somewhere really exciting but chose to spend 10 hours driving here I thought we needed to do something really fun. I kept them busy with activities almost every minute of the day! We decided to drive down to San Franisisco and spend a couple of days. It only takes about 2 hours to get there which is really nice. On the way there we stopped at the Jelly Belly Factory. The line for the tour was over an hour wait so we decided that since we've done it before we would just get some treats and be on our way. We got to San Fransisco and had to drive around that crazy city looking for our hotel. I was the driver and was scared to death that I was going to get us all killed. The drivers there are out of control! We found our hotel which was 100 years old, but refurbished, it was a fun place. We changed into warmer clothes and headed out for the evening. We had alot of fun walking around, eating, and watching all of the interesting people. The next day we went to China Town and did some shopping. Kaden was in search of some treasure a friend said he had gotten in San Fran. He never found it and was pretty frustrated. We went into about 50 little shops while we were there. After a long day of walking and sight seeing we headed home, not realizing we were going to hit rush hour traffic. It took over 3 LONG hours to get home, I don't think my parents had much fun dealing with the kids. I sure miss my parents we had so much fun. I am so grateful for the opportinities they give us to spend time with them. I told them it is hard living so far away but if we didn't we wouldn't get to do these fun things and have them all to ourselves.
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Michael and Kari said...

Looks like a fun trip into San Fran! I bet you were totally drained after it. Its so hard too when you're stuck longer than you were planning, in a car with kids!!! So nice that your parents get to come spend good time with you!

Lemon Family said...

San Fransisco is on my to do list of places to go. I'm glad you guys had fun.

Lisa said...

Great pictures!! looks like you had a wonderful time with your family!!! We love the Sea Lions too!