Monthly Archives: May 2015

10th anniversary week

Katherine and I celebrated our 10th anniversary last week. That night, we returned to Town Hall, the restaurant where we had our wedding reception, for a family dinner. We tried to explain to the girls what a wedding is and all the different things that happen at a reception; they mostly cared about the cake. The following week the girls had spring break so we headed for a 5 day visit to Calistoga in the northern part of Napa Valley. We started off with two days for just Katherine and me, including a day at the spa and a great dinner at our swank hotel (including a yummy bottle of wine). My sister Mona flew down from Seattle and spent those days with the girls including a trip to the Pt. Reyes lighthouse. Then the girls joined us in what they called “Calistogia” for a few days of lounging by the pool, playing bocce, visiting giraffes and zebras and rhinos at a nearby wildlife preserve, hiking on Mount St. Helena, and biking into town for breakfast in the morning. Photos below.