|California in January
||[Dec. 1st, 2016|10:34 pm]
Judy Anderson (yduJ)
Strangely, Jocelyn has a week off in January. It's supposed to be "project week" -- what it really is is semester break. But Jocelyn's going on an exchange week to Spain over March break, and apparently that can count as your project. So, instead she has a vacation. Apparently some kids are doing both a real project as well as the exchange student thing (we get to host a Spaniard in April), but we're taking advantage of it to go see my parents.
We'll fly to Reno, and meet up with my mother and stepfather for a couple of days, and one of the days we'll leave them to gamble, and drive to Carson City, where my father's widow now lives. (I suppose technically she's my stepmother.) She's got some boxes of my father's stuff she wants to give me, and I've been trying to figure out a time to come to Carson City for a while, and this seemed like the right opportunity.
After that, we'll drive down to the Bay Area, where one of Jocelyn's good friends from middle school has moved, and then fly home from SFO.
So, what interesting thing could we do on Friday January 27 in between Reno and San Ramon? San Ramon is further east than I used to regularly go, so I don't really know what's there.
I see that 6 Flags is there in Vallejo, and if the friend doesn't want to do that on Saturday, then maybe we'll go there. Jocelyn's not much for roller coasters, but the animal shows might be fun. But if the friend wants to do 6 Flags on Saturday, then I should have a backup plan. Are there fun and/or interesting places to go in Sacto? Jocelyn's not much into skiing either, or we might stop at some ski area. But it seems kind of expensive to go skiing if you're not really into it. It's over $100/day most places!
It's possible that the kids will want to be left alone and I'll have a free day on Saturday Jan 28, starting and ending in San Ramon. Not sure if I'll figure that out early enough to make an interesting plan with anyone.