We had a perfect California get-away last week. It was ideal, really -- a quick trip with only one objective: spend time with Erin and Keith. No side trips. No schedule. No expectations. We loved it!
Erin gave us a personal, guided tour of the LinkedIn campus when we arrived. I have visited LinkedIn before (back when Erin was an intern), but Tom hadn't been there yet. It's very cool to see where your kid works . . . and it's super interesting to see one of these tech companies from the inside!
We had a lot of fun just hanging out . . . sampling California beer (so many great ones to choose from!) and eating what turned out to be a lot of amazing gourmet hamburgers. Erin and Keith introduced us to Mochi ice cream. (I'll just say . . . some flavors are better than others, but the texture takes some getting used to.) And we also visited Psycho Donuts -- Silicon Valley's "gourmet donut asylum." Great fun.
We played a lot of games. Erin and Keith love games and puzzles of all kinds -- everything from sophisticated video games to Uno around the dinner table -- and we were happy to play along with them. They introduced us to a couple of new board games, we went mini golfing. We even did an escape room, which was WAY fun. (Basically, it was like a real-life video game where walls move and things happen when you solve the puzzles. Very exciting! Highly recommended for family fun.)
We had a fabulous time. It was so nice to just relax for a few days with Erin and Keith. I'm so happy that Erin has a job she loves, and has settled so well into her new life with Keith in California.
(It's just . . . so far away. Y'know?)
(But a great place to visit. So there is that.)
And here's a bonus photo (because this one just kind of sums up the whole trip) . . .
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