Monday, July 30, 2012

Planning summer vacation...

I am so excited .. kids are finally done with all their camps - 2 weeks of camp K for Magnus and Olivia and a fun 1 week of day camp at Fort Clatsop for both of them.  Magnus' survival camp included a double camp out in the "wild" and Olivia's included one overnight in Lewis & Clark's cabin where they overwintered in their expedition to the West.  She slept on a deer skin on the hard bunk and was happy as a lark when she came home.  Sebastian is not big enough for overnight camps yet, much to his disappointment, but a week of day camp with lots of fun Lego building was a great hit!

With camps over it is now time to plan a bit of family fun.  Our destination has been pre-determined!  My passport expired here in July and with new regulations for Danish passports in effect as of January 1, 2012, there are only 3 places in the US that I can renew.  So the options for vacation was New York City, Chicago, or Palo Alto, CA.  With all the moving about we are not ready to go on a super long road-trip, so NYC and Chi-town is out.... Cali here we come :-)

I have always wanted to visit San Fransisco, so we are definitely making a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge, dinner on Fisherman's Wharf and planning a visit to Alcatraz.

I also hope to visit one of my favorite girls on this trip!  Little miss Violet and her wonderful family - I can't wait to see them all again.

There is another special friend that I would like to visit while in Cali.  She is a fellow Dane and I "met" her the first year Rio and I were married in an AOL chatroom.  She came to the US the year I did and attended high school while I was an au-pair ... commonality ... she met her prince and I met mine.  She came back to the US and married her sweetheart as well!  Well all these years we have stayed in contact but have yet to meet face to face ... I hope timing will work out well as that would totally be so much fun.


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