Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend in So Cal

Memorial Day weekend we packed up the Subaru and headed down to So Cal to vist Mackenna's grandma. After 8 hours of driving we were glad to almost make it to Thousand Oaks, but we hit traffic at the Grapevine at 1:30am. They had it blocked off to one lane. In L.A, are they nuts! So we arrived in Thousand Oaks around 2:30am. Mackenna went right back to sleep pretty quick. The first day we kind of lounged around since we were still tired from the drive. Our poor cat got an absess while we were gone, so Ian was a little worried while we were gone, since Smokey had a hole in his head. He went to the Vet and he is fine, and is looking a lot better now. The next day I was able to drag Ian out for a drive in Malibu, downtown L.A. and Hollywood. He wasn't too impressed with the Traffic. Me, on the other hand, really enjoyed myself. Small town people, can't appreciate the city. Mackenna had a blast playing with her Grandma, Sky and Uncle Drae. We bought her a swimming pool down there and she played in it at least twice a day. My arms got really burnt and 2 weeks later peeling. It was a good time. 

Monday, June 1, 2009

Grandpa and Great Grandpa Visit

This weekend Mackenna's Great Grandpa came to visit us from Seattle, Washington. His softball team played in a 60 and over tournament in Reno, Nevada. It was really nice to see them. My dad, grandpa, aunt, uncle, susan and Ian all got together for my grandpa's 75th bday at Olive Garden. It was a  brand new one in Reno, and it was absolute chaos. We waited for an hour and a half, and they never called us for our table, even though they told us it was a 25 minute wait. It was ridiculous. My uncle, the pain in the butt he is, talked to the restaurant owner and he told him that he wasn't happy and their service pretty much sucked. At the end of our dinner the manager asked my uncle if 25% off was satisfactory for the bill. My uncle, told him no. Anyway the $170 bill turned into $66 bucks. My uncle is awesome. My dad stayed the night with us last friday night and I took him to his first in-and-out burger experience. My dad is still convinced that dicks in seattle is better, I don't think so! It was a really good weekend and good to hangout with my family.