What more could you ask for? Every single day of our California trip had blue sky and bright sun, with not even a hint of weather imperfection. We walked and toured and walked some more, meeting Michael's special friend and introducing her to this family tradition. We ate big breakfasts every morning, and stopped only for lattes to keep us going until dinnertime. In the middle of our vacation, we threw in a road trip with mission stop, *warning - strong sarcasm*, regretting only that the children were not along to share in one of their favorite family adventures. Throughout the trip, we revisited places we took for granted when we lived there, shot pictures of all kinds and saw lots of old friends. A gallery of our favorite vacation photos will be posted soon.