I had a fantastic, and I mean abso-freakin’-lutely fantastic time with my family. I don’t even know to begin… and what’s worse, I can’t believe they left two weeks ago.
I don’t really know if I can find enough words to describe how great of a time we had. I never get “cabin fever” when I am with my family. That might seem impossible, but it’s true. Over the next few weeks, I’ll give you glimpses into our family vacation. It’s going to be impossible to share every little detail (although I wish I could), but I definitely want to share the highlights!
So, it all started when I picked up my parents on a Saturday afternoon about 5 weeks ago at San Francisco Airport. Look how happy they looked when I met them at the Terminal!
It was wonderful to see them again after 7 months, to bring them home to our new apartment, to show them our new neighborhood. I think it makes such a big difference that they actually got to see and experience the place we’ve been calling our new home for the last three months.
Since I was still going to be working for another week before I finally took two weeks off, they had plenty of time to get over their jet-lag and explore midtown and downtown Sacramento.
We spent most of Sunday in Oldtown Sacramento, enjoying the beautiful weather.
Sunday evening we were supposed to pick up my cousin, Basti, at the Sacramento Airport, but he had missed his connecting flight in Philadelphia and was rerouted to San Francisco. That meant we had to drive out to the Bay Area once again to pick him up at midnight. Obviously, we needed to get some food in our bellies beforehand and I suggested to get the – in my humble opinion – best pizza in Sacramento at “Chicago Fire”.
Yup. My Mom and I agreed: pretty good pizza!
After we had safely gotten all my family members back to our apartment and had gotten a good night’s sleep, we went out to see a game of our local Baseball team, the Sacramento River Cats, at Raley Field. Basti was really eager to learn all the Baseball rules, while my Mom was more interested in the Baseball Bingo game… ha!
It was a beautiful night and a great, great start to their three week’s vacation.
… to be continued.