If there is only one thing we did right; it would be to bring you with us : )
You were unbelievably easy on the long haul flight. Mummy and daddy were skeptical about the flight initially but you never fail to amaze us! You spent most of your time sleeping and mummy managed to watch a few movies whilst you sleep in my arms. Yes, there was a bassinet on all sectors BUT it’s so disruptive to lift you out whenever there’s TURBULENCE!! So in the end mummy gave up! In my arms you shall be!
This is daddy and mummy’s 4th or 5th time there but it’s our first time with you and there will be many more holidays with you around as we officially “graduate” you as our little frequent flier : )
The hotel that we checked in – renaissance Parc 55 is the same old hotel that mummy used to stay when I was flying years ago. They gave us a free upgrade and even provided us with a mini fridge with no charge at all. I guess it’s these little gestures that made all the difference.
After our well needed rest we wasted no time to do some grocery shopping coz mummy brought along a travel cook pot just for you! Hee hee.. American food is still too salty for your little tummy but you still do eat out occasionally and would stick to your Udon!
Daddy and mummy rented a car and made the decsion (after some internal struggle) to do without a car seat. Reason – You were not feeling that well and mummy knows that you will surely “voice” your dissatisfaction. We saved US60 bucks though : ) This was what happened at the car rental.
(while daddy was busy doing the paper work for the car rental)
Ern: (bored and unsettled)
mummy: Let’s take a look at what’s available! (took ern to the brochure stand)
ern: (stretched her hand and took a tour brochure)
mummy: sorry ern.. today we are not going to monterey bay aquarium.
BUT YOU KNEW BETTER!!
After driving for 1.5 hrs we finally reached 17 mile drive BUT it was closed to visitor traffic due to some golf tournament!! (damn!) Hence we detoured to Carmel for lunch and decided to pop by Monterey Bay aquarium since it’s so nearby. (not fogetting that the idea came from you)
The pictures will tell you why you were such an amazing baby! And you picked THE brochure that saved the day!!
We will definitely return to this place each time we visit San Francisco! But oh.. must definitely bring an extra set of clothes for you to change into after your waterplay : )
Mummy did soooo much shoping. 99% – your stuff! we went with 2 luggages and came back with FOUR!! H&M, Old Navy, Gilroy factory outlets – baby gap, Gymboree, Carter’s, Children’s Place, Osh Kosh etc…. too overwhelmed *bleah*
We visited Cayden too! He is your first American friend. Mummy calls him ABC (american born chinese) He is soooooo chubby!!Chubbier than you when you were at his age! He was only 4 mths old and couldn’t play with you but you were so curious about him and placed your hands all over him!
Planned to take you to muirwoods to see super tall trees in the woods but you came down with a fever and we had to take you to the doctor’s instead. Seems like this doctor is a celebrity doctor. We saw so many pictures of him taken with so many celebrities! But of course the bill didn’t come cheap either. It was a whopping $420! Luckily all covered by insurance – the miracle product : )
After this trip daddy is even more motivated to get his MBA in Stanford University and has plans to go there for a year or two in 2011! Of course we will be going too!! How exciting!
some other random shots: