This weekend Jessi and I drove down to California for my sister's, Lisa, 21st birthday party. Yeah, it was a long drive, but it was worth it. We left Thursday afternoon, arrived Friday morning, and return Sunday afternoon/evening. We really enjoyed seeing everyone and just "getting away" for a bit. Here's some pictures of the weekend:
Friday afternoon, Jessi got to ride on a motorcycle for the first time. She said she really liked taking the turns. It'll probably be a while (if ever) before we think about getting a motorcycle... especially while living in rainy Oregon.
Saturday morning drank mimosas with sour dough pancakes. Super fun!
Saturday afternoon my Dad, brother and I did some shopping around town. We made sure to spend some time drooling in the Lego Store.
Lisa made an upside down tired birthday cake. Each tier was a different flavor. It was extremely delicious! Those are M&M's on the outside of the cake. Lisa has some true baking skills.
The party was at Nono's Pizza in Los Gatos. Basically, it's
Sunday morning before we left, Jessi made sure I got a photo of Vinnie standing with a wooden wiener dog made by my dad when he was a kid. Not shown in this photo is Boots, Lisa's cat. Boot's probably had the worst weekend of everyone. She was NOT a fan of an energetic puppy sniffing everything. She spent the weekend standing rigid in a corner glaring at Vinnie. Any time he got close to her, she would start making this intimidating growling/howling noise.
And finally, driving back home. It was warm during parts of the ride, but Vinnie was a trooper. Of course, he did have the whole back to himself with blanks and pillows. What a spoiled little doggie.