Since we hadn't been to visit Mark's parents much, we decided that we would plan a trip to visit them and then maybe go to San Francisco for a visit and try to see the Broadway play "Wicked".
After several tries, Jack insisted that he take a picture of Mark and I. Not too bad for a five year old!
The next day was Father's Day. Mark wanted to go to Nevada City, CA (not too far from Reno) to see the Nevada City Classic bike race. This is the oldest bike race in the country AND. . . . Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer were scheduled to race!
The Nevada City is really a cute town. We got there plenty early and watched some of the other races and walked around the town. Here is a picture of one of the houses - doesn't that look so quaint and small town American? I loved it.
Here is a picture of their Chamber of Commerce building. I totally fell in love with this cute town!
The race was a criterion which means that they set up a sort of track and then the riders race around it a certain number of times instead of it being one long strung out ride over several miles. This is the best race to go and see since you get to see the riders more than once.
There were LOTS of people there and when it came time for Lance and Levi to ride we totally had to jockey for our spots. People kept trying to crowd us out. If you know anything about us Bronson women, you know we don't take too kindly to that. At one point I had to totally "box out" against the railing while Mark found a bathroom!
Here are some pics of Lance and the race. They are not very good because we were at the start / finish line and they were going pretty fast each time they sped by. My little pocket camera is not really equipped to get really good action shots.
On Monday morning we got up and drove to San Francisco. Mark's parents came with us and we took the kids too.
Check out Jack's face - doesn't he look thrilled to be here?!?
The kids LOVED Chinatown - what's not to love with all the cheap crap spilling out of doorways? The oriental ladies all raved over Madeline and her hair. At almost every shop we walked by the oriental lady standing in the door would make a comment about how cute her hair was. "Ohh, so cute hair on little one!" (say with a thick Chinese accent for full effect)
What trip to the Pier is not complete without giving money to the "robot man"? He stands there completely motionless and then when you put $$ into his cup he starts making robotic noises with his mouth and moving like he's a robot. Jack stayed as far away as possible from him and Madeline would NOT put the money into his cup.
We had a good time and wished that we could have stayed longer. Maybe when the kids are a little older and can walk further!! Ha, Ha.