Monday, April 13, 2009

Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair

This weekend my sister, Jeanne, and her daughter visited us. It was Adeleighs first time up here, and only the 3rd visit for my sister. Before they got here they also visited Santa Barbara, and Monterey.
The weekend started out with LR dying 18 eggs. Even though she knows the Easter Bunny is just a guy in a fuzzy costume with a zipper up his back, she loves the eggs and chocolate. Egg salad, anyone?
Jeanne and Adeleigh really wanted to go to Haight Ashbury to check out the laid back scene, so here we have Adeleigh and LR hanging out on Haight and Cole.
Adeleigh checks out the cool rock/performance/freak posters on the Haight.

There is some most excellent eye rolling pizza available on the Haight!

After a long laid back stroll on the Haight we headed over to Pier 39 and Fishermans Wharf which was incredibly packed with tourists and lazy sea lions.
The Rock.
Adeleigh Wilkins, you're looking swell!

A rare picture of the sisters and their daughters!

Well, what do you know, there are three lefties in our family and we are all here together at the leftorium! That is Adeleighs left hand over there on the right.

Here we are heading home over the Golden Gate.

Now, if you've never been on the Golden Gate Bridge, now is your chance! But I will warn you, turn down your speakers because this videos sound is nothing but LOUD wind!

Now here we have a video that Mr Ratburn shot sideways because he forgets that this camera cannot turn the video once it's made sideways, so turn your head a bit and get ready for The Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence as they celebrate 30 years of, well, indulgence!

Ok. So then today LR and I took Mr Ratburn to the airport because he headed to LA for a couple days to hang out with his buddy, play music, do the man vs. food thing, and drink lots of beer. LR and I then went over the Bay Bridge to Emeryville and to IKEA. You know I love IKEA. We had a really fun time shopping, and bought a cool red chair that barely fit into our car! There we were struggling to stuff the box into the car, when a lady came over and said to us, "you know, I just bought that chair myself and the only way you are going to get it into your car is to take it out of the box!" Well, she was right! After we took the chair out of the box, it fit right in the back seat.

So anther cool thing is that I drove over the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and the Richmond Bridge all in one day! I have never done that before and it was totally cool! The sun was shining, the wind was blowing and it was a lovely day for cruising around the bridges.

And here is LR relaxing in our new chair!
Have a lovely day!


Mona said...

LR is so beautiful!

I'm glad you had fun with your sister :)

lime said...

lots of fun by the looks of it. that LR eye rolling...that apple sure doesn't fall far from the tree ;)

Anonymous said...

aaahhh the memories come flooding back...!!! was it really 4 years ago last week...??? my how the time flies...!!! great pics suse, glad you all had a great time...!!!

G-Man said...

Geeez, your sisters are hot as well Susie.

I love egg salad, but it gives me the wind...:P

S said...

Thank you Mona, she is a cutey!

OMG Lime, she's even better at making weird faces than I am.

FG, I was looking for those pics of us on the bridge from 4 years ago to add to this post, but my computer was so slow that I ran out of patience.

Only one of those gals is my sister, Gman, the other brunette is her daughter. Egg salad gives everyone wind, just go outside for that part! :P

Anonymous said...

Yay for having fun in the City! :) Oh how I miss it.

I love the chair, but then again anything from IKEA is a good thing :)

Seamus said...

Sounds like a fun outing ... and 3 bridges to boot!

Amber said...

Hey I know those guys...not the ones laying on the dock either. That's a big slice little rita.

Amber said...

settle down G-man, that is my sis and my mom...nice about the wind too