Mike and I will be leaving in five days to go visit my mom and stepdad in San Jose, California. Since we found a mutual week that we could both take off, we decided to visit my mom (she won't be coming to visit me this year). I really hope for some sunny warm weather while we are there. Back when we were there in April 2008 and November 2010, we were blessed with out of the ordinary warm weather. Although we plan to just relax, spend some time with my mom and hopefully shop, we have some touristy things in mind, along with some good eats. The one thing I am looking forward to is Easter lunch or dinner. This past Christmas, my mom, stepdad and all their guests teased Mike and I with all the food they were eating. Finally, we get to enjoy it live in person, rather than see it over Skype or FaceTime. I am also looking forward to seeing my cousin Marilen, Jeff's mom Annette (she's a hoot) and Gamble (Jeff's grandson who we talk to on the phone twice a month). Here is some of the places we will go to while we are there:
Monterrey / Carmel / Santa Cruz
If you have been to San Jose or live in the area, I will gladly take any recommendations for places to shop, restaurants, tourist attractions, even food trucks.
Okay, I better get back to packing...