Saturday, April 07, 2007

I'm back!

Didja miss me? (Of course not, no one reads this anyway!)

So we were on vacation for a week and a half, 5 days in California visiting my brother, then 4 more in Arizona with extended family. Here's a really quick synopsis of the events I remember, anyway.

In LAX we were approached by a woman who found our son Evan so cute she just had to come over and tell us so. The familiar-looking woman turned out to be comedian Brett Butler. Go figure.

We drove from LA to Santa Barbara in the rain, that was fun.

Alan (my brother) bowled his highest series ever, and credits it all to Evan being there to cheer him on.

We took Evan to his first zoo, the Santa Barbara Zoo! That was fun! He called all the animals "Mocha," which is the name of our dog, and one of three words he says right now. (The other two words are "dada," which can mean dada, dirty or diaper, and "aa-aaa," which means Alan.)

Evan really likes pinball.

Walking around Solvang was nice.

LAX keeping their rental car providers off-premises is very inconvenient.

Watching my relatives run back and forth to the TV to watch the NCAA championship game during family dinners is funny. Running back and forth to the TV to watch the Mets' opener during dinner is necessary. After all, the other is only college basketball.

Evan really enjoys the pool at the Arizona Inn.

We love the Arizona Inn.

Celebrity sighting #2. Though we didn't engage in any conversation, Spin City "star" Richard Kind was on our jetBlue flight from Tucson back to JFK.

Taking the red-eye home from Tucson really screwed with all of us, though Evan seems to be the least affected.

Vacations are never long enough, and unpacking is depressing.

So now that we're back, it's back to business as usual. The Mets are now 4-0, and even more impressive is their pitching. In four games (and yes, I know it's only four games) they've outscored their opponents (Three against the Cards and one against the Braves) by a count of 31-3. Seeing the World Championship banner raised in St. Louis probably got them fired up. Let's hope it lasts.

I guess that's about it for now. I know, that was a pretty crappy description of our vacation, but hey, at least the photo's cute. :)

Until next time...

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