One week ago at this time we were headed home from ten days in Southern California with family. What a busy and fun time we all had!
Here's the group that was there for the weekend's celebrations. Our daughter who lives in Chicago and our son came as did Dick's brother and his wife. Most of the weekend festivities were held at their oldest son's lovely house in San Marcos. Thanks to VRBO we were able to rent a house nearby for our part of the family. (Three other families, including our younger daughter, were unable to attend and greatly missed.)
The young lady in the hat was the inspiration for our trip as she had just graduated from high school and will be going to Cal Poly in the fall to study electrical engineering. (Our daughter Jill used to babysit for her!) This night, however, we gathered at a restaurant to celebrate my birthday and our son's birthday which are two days apart. Kaeli, Mark and Pia's middle daughter, wasn't able to attend because she had a dress rehearsal for a dance recital the next day.
On Saturday night Mark and Pia hosted a very nice graduation party for Jessica, and we got to meet some of their neighbors and some of Jess's friends.
That same afternoon while the party was being prepared, our household went to the beach in La Jolla where the grandkids experienced their first ocean waves. If you enlarge the photo, you can see that lots of sea lions inhabit this beach. The kids had a ball!
Sunday evening found us back at Mark and Pia's for our last dinner together. We all had fun cooking on two special grills, and the trampoline provided lots of bouncy fun for almost everyone.
On Monday Bob and Mary had to leave for home, and we decided to take it easy. The kids though spent an exciting day at Disneyland. So, that's the first part of our week. I'll be back soon with more photos from the rest of our stay. Ciao!