Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring Break 2016 - Fifth (and Final) Stop, Los Angeles and the South Bay!

Hollywood sign, requested by the kids
Quick stop at Papa Leveque's Alma Mater. Go Trojans...Fight On!
Trouble...Piper wants to be a USC Song Girl Cheerleader
We loved the SC vibe...Piper announced she wants to be a Trojan
Mommy showing the kids where she worked and where Daddy and her met
Uncle Bill's for breakfast in Manhattan Beach, CA
The kids loved Manhattan Beach as much as we do
Go Deep
Surfs Up
We could get used to this lifestyle
Great catching up with Chris Rabenold & JJ Mollenkopf, introducing the families and letting the kids play
On last sunset. Two of the proudest parents around...we couldn't have hoped for a better Spring Break.

Spring Break 2016 - Fourth Stop, Santa Barbara!

Butterfly Beach in Montecito, CA
Football, wine and Butterfly Beach...oh, and the perfect sunset.
The boys playing beach football
We could do this every day
Three happy boys
The Mission
Lunch on the pier...Ryder has eaten clam chowder, crab, lobster, oysters, and shrimp on the trip!
Oh yes we did...hoping very few people saw us.
Nothing beats post beach vacation ice cream

Spring Break 2016 - Third Leg, Big Sur - San Simeon - Santa Barbara

Big Sur Coastline...Wow!
Bixby Creek Bridge
Boys obviously enjoying the terrain
Hiking through the redwoods in Big Sur
Our happy place
The engagement spot view in San Simeon, CA
Mommy & Daddy showing the kids where they got engaged in San Simeon
Everything is relaxing in San Simeon

Spring Break 2016 - Second Stop, Palo Alto - Monterey - Pebble Beach

Fulfilling the boys request to tour Stanford
Strolling through campus...very pretty
Fear the Tree! Go Cardinal.
Class of 2029 Recruiting Visit...If he's not interested in Purdue, we'll take Stanford
Oh, we've missed you California
The Monterey Bay Aquarium
Last time Mommy and Daddy toured this aquarium, Daddy asked Mommy to marry him hours later
Spanish Bay at Pebble Beach
Bagpiper at sunset
What an incredible tradition

Breathtaking views and experience at The Inn at Spanish Bay

Spring Break 2016 - First Stop, San Francisco!

Cable car ride, of course.
The ladies. Walk up these hills? They'll skip em.
Enjoying the city
Golden Gate Bridge
You said the bridge was large
Brother sandwich
Golden Gate bridge
No words...
Wouldn't be a trip to the Bay area without some amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Lunch in Sausalito, tacos.
Kids enjoying the beach
Rainy walk on Baker Beach
Lombard Street
I said jump on 3!! Tagg not even humoring us.
Awesome visit with Patsy Mangan
Sea lions on Pier 39
Boat ride to Alcatraz