First, we all went to Lagoon for a wonderful (cloudy and not very many people) day. We all had a great time.
Of course it was slushies for everyone...why not?
Next it was San Francisco, Rob had never been. The best part was Lombard Street which we happened upon by accident. We were enjoying the steep hills and wondered why all these people were standing and looking down one street. We drove down it.
Following San Francisco (in the same trip) was Sacramento to a family reunion. The coolest thing there was the mini carnival they put on for the kids. I think the parents and grandparents had just as much fun if not more. I know Rob was making the rounds like he never grew up
Finally (whew!) we landed on a free trip (mostly) to Washington D.C. Emma was sent to a conference there and Rob followed along. The most touching experience was the 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon. WOW, "We will never forget." Below are a few photo's of cool memorials. Rob has the top one on his phone as the background. Very cool.
For some reason Rob kept looking around for the transformers to come in and take a seat. Didn't happen.
On our last day in D.C. it rained. I don't mean a sprinkle or a simple rain. NO, IT POURED. Very warm day and a heavy drenching. We were both soaked to the marrow of the bone. We got stuck out in the middle of a field and by the time we got to a dry place there was no point in buying an umbrella or poncho.
Rob found the FDR memorial the most inspiring. It was huge and beautiful. Lots of water falls, lots of stone, lots of bronze statues and lots of quotes. The other was Arlington National Cemetery, WOW.