I am back in NYC. I had to come to the library to load up the kindle - I only buy free books, but don't have wi-fi at home.
I was at a family reunion in Los Angeles - aunt, uncle, cousins, cousins of cousins, various spouses and kids of the cousins who are my age. It was about 20 people. I know some and met some new ones. I loved the beach house where it was held.
The hotel I stayed in was BUDGET. The faucet dripped in the bathroom sink - I put a washcloth in there so I wouldn't hear it; the switch for the reading light over the bed had a short in it (the handyman fixed it the same day I told him about it!). Denny's was down the block, Trader Joe's was up the block and around the corner, CVS was one more block away.
I was in LA for 4 days, then took the Amtrak down to San Diego. I stayed there for 2 weeks! QUIET! I played in the pool - water aerobics; played with the Wii system - sports, Wii fit. Did LOTS of restaurant eating - buffets 5 times!!! Got together with friends.
It was a good vacation. Now I need to get my mail and my cat, and I'll be completely BACK.