We went down to visit Charles' parents, who are in their 80s, but still doing pretty well.
|Mom and Dad at IHOP, their favorite breakfast hangout!|
|I couldn't get over the size of these pinecones!|
|And palm trees!|
|Charles and Dad|
|Charles and his sister Meg|
|At the train station on our way into the big city. I guess the guy on the right is supervising!|
We started our trip to the city in North Beach, which is the Little Italy of San Francisco. We visited Sts. Peter and Paul Church, and of course stopped for a pastry at a wonderful bakery!
|The altar at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in North Beach|
|The Rose Window|
|The chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes|
|Sr. Marian SHF gave us a tour of the Day Home.|
|Some photos of the graveyard at Mission Dolores|
And then to City Hall and the Asian Art Museum...
|The statue of Lincoln at San Francisco City Hall|
|The Main Staircase at City Hall, which is bigger than our State Capitol!|
|The City Hall Dome|
|Memorial to Harvey Milk, who was assassinated along with Mayor Moscone here at City Hall in 1978|
|Nandi the Bull at the Asian Art Museum. Charles remembered petting his nose, which is prohibited now because it is getting worn!|
Charles assisted at Mass at St. Luke's, his parents' parish. I sang with Mom in the choir.
On our last night, we went to dinner with Sharon, Charles' iconography student who lives in the Bay Area. We had a FEAST!
And then, off to Seattle for a day. I managed to fall off a curb and bruise my hip. Thank God I am well padded - but hundreds of people hanging around the Westlake Center saw me fall. They probably thought I was under the influence, but no, just clumsy!
|Charles and our friend Rita in front of the appropriately named "Fuel", a coffee shop|
|More flowers, this time in Seattle|
|A view of Mt. Rainier on our way to the airport.|
It was a fun trip, but we were glad to get home to the kids, the dogs, and our own bed!