We have visitors this weekend. My niece Jessie and husband Evan are here from Milwaukee. My sister and brother-in-law are babysitting their two kids. I’m not 100% sure, but I think this is their first childfree trip since forever!
Since moving to California we’ve found a lot more people are passing through or in the neighborhood. That’s good for me, because Helaine bakes. Too self centered?
For Jessie and Evan it’s a very quick trip so we’re squeezing in as much as possible. This afternoon while I prepared and delivered the forecast Helaine took them to Balboa Island in Newport Beach for a whale watching trip.
Actually, this started when I called Jessie in Milwaukee to ask what they wanted to do? I threw out whale watching as a suggestion. She said yes before the words were fully out of my mouth!
Whales, sea lions and dolphins were spotted. The trip was 100% successful.
Tonight, between newscasts, we took them for dinner at a ‘build-your own’ burger place, The Counter. Once again, success.
Tomorrow we’ll be going to Laguna Beach to watch the surfers and swimmers, then Dana Point where my Irvine cousins will be spending the day.
The trip ends Sunday morning. By late Sunday afternoon Jessie and Evan will be back in Milwaukee… back to reality.