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Back from Spring Break

March 23rd, 2014 at 08:36 am

For a week I didn't do any work, and I didn't work on my financial spreadsheets or track anything or stress about things.

We went to California last Saturday, and D flew home on Monday, but F and I stayed for the week, and then went home on the train (Southwest Chief).

We had so much fun! My parents were really wonderful; they didn't want us to pay for anything! They took us to miniature golf, and my mom bought tickets for Disneyland (I treated F to meals - spent a total of $98 there (including parking and food; we didn't buy any souvenirs - that place is expensive!).

My dad wanted to go down to see the USS Iowa (in San Pedro); he used to be in the Navy. That turned out to be a really cool experience, and again, my parents treated. They took us out to lunch afterward. F and I also went to the Getty Center (which is free - you only pay for parking, but since my parents live nearby, they just dropped us off). My mom also bought F a couple of new shirts and leggings and socks.



The only way I could pay them back was to cook for them and do the dishes, etc. I helped my mom pick out a new countertop for the kitchen and fixed the rattling noise coming from the refrigerator.

We spent the rest of the time relaxing and going in my parents' pool.

It was a great week, and now I'm back to the usual. Spent the morning vacuuming, put in a load of laundry and I need to do the weekly food shop later in the day.

Will write more about the train later. And also a report on D's allergies.

3 Responses to “Back from Spring Break”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    Sounds like wonderful family time! Smile

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you had a wonderful time with your family!

  3. SavingBucks Says:

    Sorry I missed you - My office is right under the bridge a mere stone's throw from the Iowa!! And I jog right by there a few times a week during lunch. I am glad your family enjoyed the tour. The Lane Victory is another ship just south from there that is also good to see and a whole lot cheaper ($4 or so). The whole area is in the middle of redevelopment to attract more visitors. Did you go to lunch in the area?

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