Wanna go back in time to before you'd heard of SARS-CoV-2? Or was ten seconds ago that time? Didn't you know that's the official name of this little bugger of a virus?
Anyhoo, we went to California for Christmas last winter. It was fun.
Oh, but wait. I forgot to mention in a previous blog about The Eldest's experience at ISP'S PANAMUN extravaganza. Rather than representing a random country in a random United Nations committee, he stepped up and represented Venezuela in the Security Council, which was debating what to do about Venezuela. So he was popular. And schmancy looking!
Just before we left of Los Estados Unidos we partied it up at the ISP Christmas Party. Can you find me in this picture?
After driving through the old neighborhood and climbing a tree in the old park...
...we visited friends in the Bay Area and enjoyed their biome for a bit.
And then we went skiing!
We are, of course, a family with two, competing allegiances. After traipsing around Northern California, it was time to visit my parents in Riverside, first and foremost for the card playing.
Actually, we saw some pretty amazing things done with cards at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. If you get the chance, I highly recommend it, though I gather it can be a tough ticket to get.
My parents continued to let out all the stops with all the culture that Southern California has to offer: a lecture and concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Moonlight Forest at the LA Arboretum, watching the rhinos at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and burritos and sculptures at Tios Tacos in Riverside.
Whew! Lots and lots of stuff. And quite amazing to see the pictures given the current lack of the ability to do pretty much anything pictured above. Except dance in your socks. (If you're careful!)
I'm hoping to catch up soon to the present day. One nice thing is that for the past four months it's just been pictures of stuff we baked and how long our hair has grown. :^)