I spent two nights with my cousin and her daughters in Santa Cruz. All I have to say is that I am definitely not equipped at the moment with enough energy for children. Even as cute as they are.
Last night I all but forced my sister to go to the symphony with me to hear Beethoven's 9th. She (and two other people who turned me down for the date) was afraid she'd fall asleep. Who falls asleep during Beethoven's 9th?! The orchestra & chorale played to a standing ovation.
Afterwards we did something that my sister was into - visiting a gelato/shaved ice shop. Here is my ice bowl in all its glory.