Thursday, we picked up the van, and Bob and I went to the commissary to get breakfast and lunch food. We talked about actually doing something, but none of us were really motivated. I was depressed that we seemed to be stuck in CA while the east coast had a huge snowstorm, we were worried about our house because Christine had texted us right when we landed to say that she had gone over to change the water in the fish tank, and there was water under our fridge leaking into our basement storage room (she turned off the water, moved a bunch of boxes, and set up fans), and no one was excited about going anywhere. So we watched more Olympics, and I polished off the rest of my birthday chocolate macademia nut clusters, which were delicious and cheered me up a bit, LOL. I did put a request out on facebook to a friend from Sacramento to get her recommendations on what to do. Christina gave us a fantastic itinerary, so we decided we would go into San Francisco on Friday.
The first boat we toured was an old ferryboat, built in 1890, called the Eureka. I think it was my favorite. The first floor was filled with a bunch of old cars!
Caleb mastered the "Steam Shovel" game, where you had a complex set of instructions to make a scoop open up, lower down, scoop up gum balls, close back up, raise up, and then move over to the chute, where you would then drop the gumballs in. Caleb got enough gumballs for everyone!
By the time we left there, we were definitely stuck in rush hour traffic leaving San Francisco. It took us awhile to get back to Travis, but we decided to wait until we got close to the base to stop and eat. We found an In-N-Out, and stopped there. We were so surprised to find it totally crowded and hopping at 8:00 at night! We finally got our burgers. Bob and the kids loved them (Nathan and Luke raved about how good they were, as well as how simple and easy their menu was to navigate!), but by this point, I was totally and completely burger-ed out. I don't think I'll be eating another hamburger from ANYWHERE during this pregnancy!! On a side note, I was more nauseous during our time at Travis than I am pretty much ever during pregnancy. I think it was all the weird food we were eating, and the rather random times we were eating it! We went back to the TLF and went to bed, although not without checking facebook to see if any flights east had popped up. They hadn't. Sigh.