We made it to the West Coast, to enjoy a week of family, and exploring the area like a real tourist. Even though the drought wrought area was blessed with rain, almost our whole stay, we still had a great visit! We spent the week with our daughter, Jennette and her husband, Ray, and our grands, Monta and Gabby. Our son, Josiah and his girlfriend, Sami, flew in to meet us also, so it was a great week for family.
Nanny was excited to see the wind turbines, because that meant we were getting close!!!We set up camp at Sanborn County Park, just up from Saratoga, CA. Although we had an awful time with our reservation due to lack of any cell communications and the fact that we arrived on the Columbus day and that is a holiday for County employees. We managed to get a site for the first night, and a move to the site we would have for the rest of the rainy week! The park had an area for tent camping, RV electric hook-up sites, a dump station and a huge park for picnics and hiking.
A fun day at Happy Hollow Zoo. I think PopPop may have had more fun than the grands!
PopPop helped someone master the stepping stones over the water.
PopPop can even make fun at Costco! Do these ducks look a little spoiled? I guess the drought is real, when the ducks have to find swimming pools. We celebrated Ray’s birthday with cupcakes and assorted shenanigans. The shenanigans included lots of excitement in the bear castle. Hanging out fun. PopPop where did you find that famous orange hat? Noooo, Uncle Josiah!
This is how low tech Silicon Valley really is.
Let’s do a family photograph! Ok, that works…I guess? We all headed out on Saturday, to the Campbell Oktoberfest celebration. I somehow managed not to get pictures of everyone. We had a great visit with Josiah and Sami, but they had to head back home…wish you could stay longer! On our last full day, we tempted more rain and headed to San Francisco. Off and on, but we had a great tour guide…Thank you Ray!
Dinner in China Town at Brandy Ho’s on Columbus Avenue.
Well we had one last morning at the park, and then it was time to say goodbye to our babies.
Last smile for Nanny…you know I cried all the way to our next stop! I never understood my grandmother’s tears when we left…until now! We had to be on our way. Thanks for stopping by, this trip isn’t over yet…and you won’t believe what’s going to happen. Come back again!