We had an amazing time in California, but definitely did not want to come home! Going a day early gave us even more time to spend with friends and family. We started off our adventure with one night in Santa Rosa, picked up Jeremy who we hadn't seen for 6 weeks, and were off to Clear Lake for some R and R, visit with Aunt Pam and friends and Jeremy's 5th birthday. Unfortunately, it was so hot we just about melted and felt like we were back in Texas! It was even 109 one day!
After a few days in Clear Lake we came back to Santa Rosa and then headed up to Sonora to see Gigi, Grandpa, Aunt Debbie, Uncle Pat, and cousins Ryan, Matt and Mark. While we were there we went up to Pine Crest, one of Bryan's old camping stomping grounds. For some reason we have ALWAYS had some fluke thing happen to us while we are on vacation. This time we had a bat incident. Not a baseball bat, but a black bat with wings and all! To make a long story short a bat flew or fell, we aren't sure, into our spot at Pine Crest near the beach. After Bryan and Mark tried flicking it away with a sand shovel, the darn thing took a flying leap onto Jeremy who was in the water! Complete panic hit us all. Fortunately, Jeremy had a life jacket on and Bryan and Mark moved a lightening speed to get it off. There were no bites and in the end the bat tested negative for rabies so no shots. Yahoo!
After our bat adventure we went to Concord after stopping for lunch with Uncle Dave in Tracy. In Concord we were able to see Grandpa Charlie, Aunt Brooke, Aunt Jennie and cousins Zak and Maddie. We were even able to zip over to Sacramento for a quick dinner with Grandma Courtney. To finish out the trip we ended up back in Santa Rosa where we hung out with Aunt Tiffany, Aunt Kathy, Uncle Kevin and cousins Riley, Laney and Baby Kyle. We arrived back in hot, humid Texas late Wednesday night and are back to the daily grind!
Next week we have an eye appointment for Logan, two appointments for Courtney, one of which we hope she will get her hearing aids (Sunshine Cottage and ECI), a CT scan for Courtney (sedated) and I have a dentist appointment! Nothing like a little dose of reality when you return home from vacation!
Here are a few of our favorite pictures from our trip. Enjoy!