We also accomplished some fun goals:
Like eating food we don't have readily available at home.
And driving our car onto a ferry, and walking on the beach.
And, one of my lifelong dreams, visiting the Ronald Reagan museum.
This may be a weird lifetime goal, but I guess I was a weird kid. My parents liked Ronald Reagan, and I can remember sitting in the living room watching TV with my Dad on election night. If I could have met any famous person when I was a kid, age 4 - 12 or so, I would have picked President Reagan.
California was beautiful. We were blessed to have the time for just the two of us.
And then coming back home to our girl? Priceless.