Sunday, June 6, 2010


This is going to be one BIG post!  As I was downloading the pictures off my camera from our vacation I noticed that there were several that I wanted to blog about.  So I'm doing a Kylee style post (which I love by the way).

Luke has always been a tree climber but now the other two are following his lead. It's fun watching "kids be kids!"

I think we can safely say, "Spring has Sprung". 

Or has it!!!!

I couldn't believe when we woke up to this a couple of Monday's ago.  Needless to say the kids lost a couple of footholds on their favorite climbing tree.
Of course it's all highlights when it comes to the grand kids, but here a just a couple.
We're proud of our oldest, Luke.  He just graduated, with honors!  He was crowned the King of Kindergarten!  Good job Luke:)

We, and all of my assistants, got to have Nixon for a week while Kylee and Conner were in California.  He was such a good little guy.  Kylee challenged us to teach him a few tricks, one of them being to be a better eater.  Well I think I did a pretty darn good job with that.  I found the trick is to just let him feed himself!  As you can see, he loved it!  And, he considers himself quite a pro.  Apparently now he won't accept food any other way.  Sorry!

George and I just got home after enjoying a weeks vacation doing a California coastal loop.  We started in San Diego and then made our way up to San Francisco and home from there.  It was a lot of driving but we saw some beautiful places and had a really good time.  Here are some highlights from our trip.

A view from our hotel on Harbor Island

We took a trip out to Point Loma to see the lighthouse and on the way we ran across this amazing sight.  This is the Rosecrans Memorial Cemetary. Since it was Memorial Weekend they had placed a flag at every single grave marker.  It was truly an amazing sight! There were thousands. It was such a pretty setting for a cemetary and a nice tribute for all the men and women who have served our country.
This was also another little spot we visited on our way to the lighthouse.  I'm not sure of the official name, but it's a tidepool area.  It was so neat.  The cliffs were awesome looking.  I told George that the kids would love the place.  Just as I said it I realized it would never happen, George would be a wreck worrying about them falling or jumping into the water. And that was exactly his explanation.
Finally the
It was actually a cool little place and the view from there is amazing.

The best part for George was when he spotted THIS.  Hungry or not, there is NO way he could pass up the
Shops and sights from Cambria, CA
The beach by our hotel.  We had fun gathering some cool rocks. 
Hearst Castle
This place is amazing!
But, this was our favorite part of the tour.  This women, we'll call Flufffy, was hiliarious.  I don't think she heard a word or saw anything the tour guide said or pointed out.  She was only interested in filming herself amongst the glitz and glamor of the castle.  We got more enjoyment out of watching her than some of the artifacts.

Some sights from our side trips along the coast.  Sooo pretty!

Our hotel


Here it is!  The cute little Vintage Court.  We bid for rooms on Priceline and we got this quaint little boutique hotel.  We actually quite liked it.  It was in a great area, just steps from Powell Street and the cable cars, such a nice amenity!

This is the FOY-A.  It's almost feels like walking into your grandma's house.  Plus they have wine tasting every day at 5:00 in case you're interested!
We had a great time in San Francisco.  Since I've been there twice recently, I kind of considered myself a pro at using public transportation. We took advantage of it in every form and  we didn't miss a thing, I even got George to see Wicked, which he admitted he enjoyed. 
It was a great vacation:)


  1. Loved your long "kylee" post! My favorite picture was Nixon eating with his crazy face! What a goober! I'm so glad you and dad had a good trip, it made me feel like we missed out on a lot in san diego!

  2. You are a professional traveler! You need to teach me how to plan an amazing trip like that!