This morning marked a “last” for me. Today was the last time I will ever drop my sons off at school together. They finish out their final week of school on Wednesday (our school years are painfully long here in Utah) and after school ends my oldest will unofficially be a teenager … headed into the thrill and the terror of junior high school. If life had an “unlike” button I would be clicking that thing with ferocity. During this time when my boys are growing up way too fast, I am preparing for a whirlwind summer – Asia, France, the UK, Chicago, New York, LA, and Amsterdam. But, tucked in between all that work travel we are taking a short family getaway to the Bay. This will be a different kind of trip for us as a family. One boy is too old for Disneyland and one is too young for MoMa (though we’ve drug them both to museums and historical monuments all over the world). They are both too active for sight-seeing sunset cruises and pretend to be too mature for jungle gyms and playgrounds. So, setting the itinerary will be a challenge in options – switching things up regularly to make sure everyone gets a little of what they want, and not too much of what they hate.
- Day One: Taking the late flight, staying in Oakland at Jack London Square
- Day Two: Lazy morning exploring Jack London Square followed by lunch at Golden Gate Park and dinner in Chinatown
- Day Three: Alcatraz, Angel Island, and dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf so that we can watch the LED lights illuminate the bay
- Day Four: Visit to the Walt Disney Museum for the afternoon showing of Peter Pan
- Day Five: Early Sunday morning flight home to get ready for summer camp, and summer vegging