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05 April 2012 @ 09:14 am
In the city by the Bay...  
We're on Spring Break, currently in San Francisco. Beautiful weather, if a little chilly, and debating what to do our final day here since we can't go to Alcatraz (booked up weeks in advance, apparently). Christopher and I would love to go to the Zoo, which Lauren would hate. Decisions, decisions.

In LJ Idol news, I'm slipping in the polls! This last week was a partnering effort, where your standing is as a two-person team rather than an individual. If any of you liked my entry and/or similiesslip's co-entry, please vote for us here. Thanks for your help!

We're at a hotel right next to Union Square, partly chosen for the intersection of available rooms, onsite fitness center, and lack of bedbugs. Sadly, our room choices were either right on the pool (not so noisy in and of itself, but it's the direct path from one half of the hotel to the lobby for checkout) or over the back of the parking garage. We have a nice view down a side street, but the first night featured a several episodes of what sounded like someone unloading boulders down a chute, and of course there's always 1) Car horns, 2) Unattended car alarms, 3) Every service truck on the planet running its "backing up now" beeper.

Still, we've had a great time so far. Christopher and I spent quite a bit of time at the Exploratorium yesterday, which was even more fantastic than I'd hoped. Clearly, I'm a much bigger science geek than I realized. Surface tension! Resonant frequencies! Conductivity experiments!

Heading to Santa Cruz tomorrow. Let's hope the good weather holds...

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Danmuchtooarrogant on April 6th, 2012 04:28 pm (UTC)
LOL Lizbeth and I have actually been to SF several times, just not with the kids, and not to the Exploratorium. I took her to the touristy stuff first, like Alcatraz, and we, of course, did her favorite passtime, shopping. LOL

I expect going with our two girls will be a blast.

How old are Christopher and Lauren?

Dan
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 6th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Lauren's 14 (hence the shopping fascination), and Christopher is 12. A very young 12!

He's interested in pretty much everything (except shopping), and Lauren's interests are very narrow.

We talked about whether we could save up and take them to Europe before Lauren graduates, and her first comments was, "Oh, I want to go to Paris! But I don't want to go to museums or anything." !!!

So, that wasn't promising. :0
Danmuchtooarrogant on April 6th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
"But I don't want to go to museums or anything."

Sounds like one of those, "We're your parents, and we know what's best for you," situations. LOL My girls are eleven and thirteen, but thankfully have pretty diverse interests.

Dan