I'm happy to report that we arrived at Kelly & April's without too much stress. We did end up driving through two parking garages trying to find our way to their apartment up and down tiny one-way streets. But in the end, we got here safe and sound. After exploring their huge amazing apartment (accompanied with appropriate sounds of awe) and a late lunch, we spent a couple of hours at the beach. It was windy and wonderful. The kids never stopped; in and out of the waves, a sand castle here, frisbee throwing there.
We did have one coffee exploding incident that has left the kitchen ceiling permanently marked, but it was a small price to pay for a great day.
Oh yeah, listening to the conversation in the kitchen while I write this; one other down side of this vacation is that the punsters Kelly and Troy are reunited and in full swing. Let the eye-rolling begin!