And although it was my turn to spend the end of April in the UK, I convinced Sabine that this was going to be impossible .. with our birthday (well, ok, not that occasion) being a national holiday thereand all (all right, the following occasion) celebrating the wedding of the future king, Prince William and his bride, Kate Middleton!
And so, Sabine and boyfriend Jonathan came out for a week, to spend our birthday together, watch the royal wedding live on TV and to give Jon the grand sightseeing tour of San Francisco and the Bay Area!
While the 2 of them had a few days to explore on their own, I took them across the Golden Gate Bridge and out to the Marin Headlands on Friday. And on Saturday, all 4 of us (including Kirk) headed north through Napa Valley, got to see the Old Faithful Geyser of California in Calistoga (where we stopped by Kirk’s dad, John) and hiked the Petrified Forest on our way back to Sonoma and the East Bay.
Now the plan is to simply postpone next year’s birthday to the summer, so we can go to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics! 😉