Sunday, August 09, 2009

A Visit from the Folks...

My parents drove down from B.C. two weeks ago and stayed with us for 5 days. Russell and I and my parents spent the week doing 'day trips' in the area, from Oakland to Carmel. Fun times!



Russell at the Carmel Mission fountain. I now need to carry more pennies instead of dimes and quarters so he can optimize his 'tossing' into the waters.





My child- the child who tries the hardest to be the least photogenic... Don't expect a Christmas card this year with all of us smiling and sitting pretty. We'll have to PhotoShop Russell into it somehow.
(Yes, there is a white herse in this picture. There was a funeral in the church and we had to wait until it was over to visit inside the building.)
For lunch, we drove to Monterey and ate at our favorite spot on Cannery Row. Usually, we don't visit Monterey at the height of summer so it was busier than I thought it would be. Russell loved the ocean!


Later in the week, we visited 'Filoli Gardens'- a mini-Butchart Gardens, except that this garden was accompanied by a mansion of a residence.


The last day of the week, Dan took the day off and we drove to Treasure Island and then to Oakland, to tour the USS Pontomac- the 'floating White House' that FDR owned in his day...



Once Russell got over his fear of being on the boat, he really enjoyed the experience. We ate Subway and had Ben & Jerry's ice-cream for dessert. This picture was taken before Russell realized I had the camera in my hand.


Thanks for coming to visit, Mom and Dad!


Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

E said...

Too cute! Sounds like you had a really good time.

Choco Girl said...

Your mother is so cute! Russell is hilarious!

Melissa said...

That's awesome your parents came down to visit. Did they enjoy driving the new van? Glad to see the weather looked good too.

LuckyOnce said...

Very cute. Your dad is adorable in that outfit!

Cass said...

oh, so nice they were able to come down!

Aly sun said...

Russell is hilarious how he avoids the camera. I know, kinda frustrating at the time. Glad you got to do a lot of fun things with your parents.

Cass said...

i'm back on to say ... 30 weeks today ... wowzas!!

awesome!
belly pic, please! :)