Sunday, February 22, 2009

What better to do on a rainy day?

So this is the first day in a while that I've had time to sit down and think through what we've done so far. Two weeks makes for a long vacation! I won't try to summarize every day since San Diego, but the gist of it is this:

We spent a wonderfully relaxing weekend with my brother Steve in Santa Barbara, touring SB County wine country and celebrating Valentine's Day with him and Alicia.

Sunday night we went to an Anaheim Ducks game together, and they took us to our hotel in Long Beach where Chick-fil-A's seminar was. Our activity afternoon involved a ferry over to Catalina Island, an enjoyable under-sea tour there, and a stroll around the touristy side of the island. We saw dolphins both there and back.

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Thursday morning we got up early with our friends Jay and Abby and set off in a rental car to Sonoma County. We stayed in the "Secret Cottages" in Glen Ellen, and spent a day leisurely touring three wineries and a restaurant where they paired seven aphrodisiacal foods each with its own wine.




Yesterday we drove to San Francisco and did our touristy duty. We walked around Pier 39 and ate at In-and-Out Burger, visited Ghirardelli Square, walked up Lombard Street, and rode the cable cars.

Jay and Abby left this morning and Andrew and I have been inside all day due to the rain. I'm getting cabin fever big time. But there's not much we had planned on that won't be miserable in the rain. I think we'll ride a cable car down to the cable car museum, see what there is to see there, and then to a Borders to hang out. At least a change of scenery.




In other news, please pray for my family. My aunt Shirley died yesterday after a massive stroke. It's never easy to lose a loved one.

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