My parents-in-law visited for Memorial Day weekend.
They’ve been coming up to Sacramento every Memorial Day weekend for ages because my father-in-law plays drums in the Sacramento Music Festival every year.
The difference for this visit was instead of all of us staying in a hotel in Sacramento, we had them stay over at our house in Davis.
They arrived on Friday night after we’d spent the day cleaning up the house (Things get really dirty when you’re still in the moving in process!).
My father-in-law wasn’t playing in the Sacramento Festival until Sunday, but he did have a gig in Oakland on Saturday night.
We spent Saturday hanging out and taking a tour of the activities in Davis.
Our new house is right by the Davis Greenbelt, a walking path that goes throughout the whole city and connects most of the city’s parks. We went walking on that and showed the in-laws the neighborhood that we live in now.
They got to visit with the cats and see Carma’s injury.
After my father-in-law left for his job in Oakland we went to our old apartment which we are still paying our lease on and swam in the pool there. I didn’t swim because I thought it was still too cold, but my wife and mother-in-law did.
Sunday morning I had an unfortunate surprise of having to do more schoolwork. I’d thought I was done, but it turned out that I needed to redo one of my lab reports. I spent the morning doing that and then we went to the Music Festival.
Usually we go out for ice cream after the festival, but this time we went to our favorite ice cream place, Leatherby’s, before. Ice cream for lunch is great!
The Festival was a lot of fun. The room my father-in-law’s band, The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, played in was so full that even though we were related to one of the band members it was difficult to find a seat.
After dancing and listening to some 20s and 30s style jazz we came back home and I continued to work on my lab report late into the night.
The next morning I continued to work on my report with a break to chat and talk with the in-laws before they left.
A great little visit from family. Lots of fun!
We figured out we could probably use another little trashcan, a lamp, and some hangers for future guests.
That’s the story from Memorial Day Weekend!