Weekend Getaway


We did something CRAZY last Friday. We went out of town! Drove down to Fairfax and stayed with Headra and Blue for a night. It was so fun to see them and they are both really terrific ((patient and playful) with our kiddos. Lucas adores Blue, for many obvious reasons. After we arrived there and set up in their guest room, we walked to the cute downtown area of Fairfax and ate organic housemade ice cream at 10 p.m. Although Asher didn’t sleep too well there, it was fine. We drank lots of caffeine the next day to make up for it. We made breakfast at home and then set out for our day’s adventure.

We drove around the Marin headlands for a little while in the morning, took a bunch of photos at the old bunkers there, and then crossed the Golden Gate Bridge. This was Lucas’s first trip to San Francisco and now he’s singing the praises of The City. Blue and Headra were perfect guides and showed us lots of fun things. We visited the Exploratorium together—we had a 6-year-old kid in tow, so we had to do something kid-friendly. Since Lucas is so completely science-obsessed, this was an awesome experience for him. Asher was a pretty good sport about the whole thing. Surprisingly, the cafe inside the Exploratorium had pretty good food. It had been many years since I was there, and I remembered a whole bunch of the exhibits. Asher liked the ones with the sand. Lucas liked the ones with “lasers,” LEDs, bubble soap, and the echo tube. I really liked the simple sound exhibit where they had four different microphoned objects (glass bottles, metal sheets with holes, etc.) hanging from the exhibition room ceiling. You could push a button and hear via headphones how the normal sounds of the exhibit hall reflected off these five objects. (I liked the sound number 5 made the best.)

Tickle session on the left and beautiful Headra on the right
Exploring with Blue; he’s sooooooo fun!

In the windy old lookout bunker at the Pt. Bonita military buildings

Crazy graffiti all over the inside of the bunker buildings
Action boy

At the overlook. Thanks for taking this shot, Headra!

Headra and Blue are Wonder Twins.

“Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away.”

This wall of portraits/photos was really neat

Exploratorium love

Playing at Union Square. More caffeine please!

Asher loved being free to wander around. There was hardly anyone there.

This is me doing my dance number. Life really should be a musical, ya know.

Love you, Bascha, with all of my big fat crimson heart. Thanks for the break in routine. It was very good for me.

4 Responses to “Weekend Getaway”

  • matimus
    July 24, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Looks like a blast! Great pics – I really like the one of you in Union Square.


  • mickibean
    July 24, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    awww, you guys are adorable! So happy you guys got to spend some fun time in the city! Hugs~


  • pirategrrl
    July 24, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Wow, your hair has gotten really long since the last time I saw you. 🙂


  • tshuma
    July 24, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    great photos! I love the Sara in motion in Union Square, also the one with you and Ian together at the end.


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