The kids were great on the flight. Evie and Ethan read magazines and then got busy with their toys after take off.
The kids bring what we call their 'happy packs'. We found them at a rummage sale in Taiwan. They were full of dry markers when we bought them but the pockets are just the right size for their toys and they zip and fold up with a handle so they feel proud that they can carry their own stuff on the plane.
We made it to San Francisco where we'll stay the night and meet up with our friends Ryan, Nick and their son Ewan who drove up from Reno, NV.
Our sunrise the next morning. It was dark when we got settled in the night before so I didn't take many pictures. That and Ethan wasn't feeling well and wound up throwing up on me at dinner so we had an early night.
We walked back to the hotel from breakfast and decided to check out of the hotel and see a few beaches since it was so nice out.
We pushed these two chairs together to make Ethan's bed for the night. The kids had fun playing in it in the morning.
And...the Smith Family
Evie gathered flowers and passed them out to everyone on the beach. It was funny to see everyone with their flowers. She must have handed out 50. People were so sweet and thankful also. I think Evie loved it.
The beach in the above pictures is China Beach. From the beach you have a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
We drove down the road about 10 minutes to another beach. Ethan was happy just chilling while Evie made friends across the whole beach.