Thursday, June 14, 2012

Busy Summer

We haven't been on a real vacation in almost 4 years.  We moved here 4 years ago this August, and the following year Tin Man got sick, and couldn't travel.  We did quick trips to Southern California to see family and friends, but nothing over 8 hours away.  Then once he was listed for a transplant, we couldn't go more than 4 hours from the hospital.

This year the kids and I are going on vacation, not like any vacation that we had planned for after Tin Man got his transplant.  This vacation is a healing time away vacation.  First we are going to Oregon for 2 weeks for my brother's wedding.  I'm excited for him, but I'm dreading it too.  I know its going to bring back a lot of memories of our wedding.  I'm so thankful for all the memories, but they make me miss him so much!

Then after Oregon we are going out to my mom's house in South Carolina for a few weeks.  My mom and his fiance have all sorts of things planned for the kids, including Myrtle Beach. 

We're all looking forward to getting away from everything for a while.  We need time to bond as a family and figure out what our new normal is going to be.

This past Tuesday we went to San Francisco.  I felt bad because i haven't been up to doing any of the things I had planned to do with her when she visited.  Granted it was supposed to be sometime this summer, and Tin Man was supposed to be with us.

So a friend of mine decided we were going to take my mom up there and give her the Marsha Tour.  So much fun!  We bypassed the boring areas, got lost, and even ran out of gas.  Sugar Pea's favorite part was eating at Yummy Yummy, a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown.  Warrior's favorite was my friend freaking out when she realized we were running out of gas. 

The Bay Bridge
 Under the bridge
 Sugar Pea loved this arrow
 I love the house/buildings up there
 Golden Gate Bridge 
 Alcatraz in the background
 Gorgeous views.  Coit tower in the background
 Lombard St.  This was Tin Man's favorite part about San Francisco.  We had to make a trip down it just for him.
 The view looking up when we ran out of gas
 Chinatown Lanterns
 I thought this thing was neat
 Love the Chinatown street lights


  1. Nice pictures. Few months ago, I travelled to west coast : San Diego, LA... I would love to bring my son next year. I'll be happy to visit DisneyLand ( some people told me that it' bigger than the Paris' one)
    I joined your site via GFC, I'm a new follower from the everyday blog hop
    Have a nice week end

  2. Hi!

    I'm Shar! New follower from the weekend hop! Come visit me at:

    Thanks for sharing the photos! We went to Myrtle Beach last month! :) Sounds like an exciting summer for you guys!

    xoxo -Shar


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