We got back from picking up my nieces and nephew on Saturday. We had four days of driving and one day of vacation. All the kids actually did really well on the long car ride. We got to see where my sister Lynn is living, in Crescent City, CA. It's a beautiful little town right on the ocean, just big enough to have everything you need, but small enough to not have to wait ten minutes at a stop light. We went to Ocean World where we pet starfish, anemones, and sharks and saw sea lions perform. The show confirmed Nathan's fear of water. Every time a sea lion splashed he would start crying.We walked along Pebble Beach and visited the kid's schools and Lynn's work. I was confused about how she could be the only librarian at the college, until I saw the library. I think it maybe had 8 short rows of books. I might not call it a library, but it seems like Lynn really enjoys her job. It was quite the trip, but we all look forward to having the Durkees here with us for the summer. We have a lot of fun stuff planned, swimming lessons, the zoo, carnivals, raging waters, just to name a few.