Summer tales – Part I

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!

San Francisco Airport

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.

Oldtown Sacramento

Oldtown Sacramento

Oldtown Sacramento





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!



River Cats Baseball @ Raley Field

River Cats Baseball @ Raley Field

River Cats Baseball @ Raley Field

River Cats Baseball @ Raley Field

It was a beautiful night and a great, great start to their three week’s vacation.

to be continued.

  1. I’m sure your parents were just as excited to see you! Looks like a wonderful time!

  2. First moment to see their daughter again after such a long time – yeah your parents look absolutely happy in the first picture. I wish somebody had taken a pic of your smile at that moment :)

  3. Looks like a lot of fun :) My family’s coming for a visit (their first in over a year!) in three weeks – I’m SO excited to see them! Living on opposite sides of the country (or world!) from your family stinks.

  4. Glad you had a fantastic time with your family!!! I also leave apart from my family and each time we meet after months we haven’t seen one another, it’s so special and great! can’t wait to see the other posts and pics about your holiday!

    Myself, I did a surprise to my sister two weeks ago. She was in PAris with her family and I decided to go to PAris on my own (I live in London) and give them a surprise! We had a greeeat time! Also I am going back to Italy to see my family end of Sept!
    Can’t wait!

    Take care :-)

  5. Awwww, I love how happy your parents and you look. Sounds like you had superb time with them!

  6. You all just look so happy to be together! I love it!

  7. Do you know that girl in the photo of your dad at the baseball game? She’s totally cheesin’ for your camera. Hilarious.

  8. aw what a great start to their trip! and also, now i want pizza. and to ride a giant steamer boat, haha.

  9. Haha, I love how the girl’s totally all smiles in the background of the picture with your dad in it. So funny!

    Your parents look fabulous and sounds like you really did show them around! Can’t wait to read more about your vacation with them.

  10. sweety that picture of you and your mom at the pizza place has got to be one of the cutest pictures ever. love.

  11. It’s so great that your family is so close!

  12. I love that picture of you and your mom at the pizza place – the looks you’re giving each other is just too cute!

  13. Recapping epic fun events is so hard, because everything was so much fun but you have so much to.cover.

    Love seeing the pics of you and your family! I love baseball games too, the atmosphere is so social and relaxed. Also…baseball stadium food – yum!

  14. Looks like a great time! I love it when families truly enjoy their time together!

  15. This post gives me the warm and fuzzies. Your family is adorable!

  16. It looks like such a fun time! You and your family are so close, I love that. And I’m glad you got to see them for three whole weeks!
    P.S. What is baseball bingo?

  17. For some reason I thought I already commented on this one… I may have just read it and saved it for alter. :)

    Great pictures and I love that you got to do so much with your family despite you having to work the first week they were here. :)

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