My mom’s coming to visit tomorrow, for four whole days. She’s never been to California (London & Hawaii but never out west!) and I can’t wait to show her around.
We’re even having extra-fantastic weather (high for the trip = 74 degrees) which will feel like practically winter to her Texas-acclimated skin. Bring a sweater, mom!
So I’ve been working through my checklist this week: House cleaned, tippy-top to bottom? Check! (Even under the bed! In the closets! Yowzers I’m tired!)… Refrigerator full of her favorites? Check!… Laundry done, clean (ironed!) sheets on the bed? Check! Car cleaned out and ominous tire-with-an-embedded-screw replaced? Check!… Reservations made for dinner? check! (By the way, I’m the type-A clean-freak, not her. She couldn’t care less, as long as there’s a pillow!)
So here’s our plan: She lands Friday at 11am, which is 1pm her time, so it will be off to lunch. Then to my house to drop off suitcases and relax. Then Scott is going to give us a quick tour of the building in progress he’s working on. Later it’s drinks at The Glass Door, for my favorite sunset view of the bay, and then seafood (her favorite) at Bay Park Fish Company.
Saturday we’re going to Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma for some spectacular views and a little history (first Europeans to the West Coast landed here in 1542! A lighthouse!). Then it’s off to get all gussied up for the 14th annual Symphony at the Salk. (Thanks again to a very generous boyfriend who gave up his spot so mom & I can enjoy!).
Monday my good friends Karen & Bernie and their toddler are in town from Texas as well, and we’re going to meet up with them – maybe to the San Diego Zoo, Balboa park, or the beach… Who knows!
And then I have to say goodbye. So sad. But I’ll be back home in October…
Hurry up Friday!