I would love to say that our vacation to Santa Barbara was an unqualified success.....but that would be painting too rosy of a picture. The Boys, including my son-in law were in the middle of a virus.....that just kept giving. SIL brought it home from Florida, the previous week. Two days later DD1 came down with it and was hit harder than the grandsons. Then Caшa, who had seemed to be improving, got an ear infection, so off we went to Urgent Care. Everyone would have a good day then the next.....be really congested, or coughing.....Grandma and Grandpa Bankerchick came down with it the second week and all bets for fun, were off. Gratefully the Au Pair never got it...so we all got ....some... rest. But it put a damper on the plans for the visit.
Just before we left we felt well enough for a visit to the Santa Barbara Zoo, which is a delightful little park.
|Get them together Grandpa|
Kids getting sick is always a possibility and grandparents contracting it is almost a given. At Christmas it was Grandpa who came down with flu on the drive back home to Missouri and it was Grandma who was hit the hardest this time. Although, I was well enough on the drive home. Sleeping at motels was problematic....whenever I get an upper respiratory bug, I cough at night such that Mr BC sleeps in another room, he couldn't do that, this time.
We are back home now and feeling better. Tomorrow morning we take DD2 to the airport for her first visit to CA since moving back here. She has never seen Caшa and she is looking forward to seeing the family and her friends . I told her to take her vitamin C and to stay well.