Tuesday, December 27, 2011
San Jose - Carmel - Elk Grove
After spending the night at the De Anza Hotel in San Jose, Sharon and I got up and hit the fitness center. I ran on the treadmill, while Sharon worked out on the elliptical. While Sharon got ready to go, I wandered down the street to a Starbucks to get everyone a bit to eat.
The plan for the day was to have lunch with Drew and Morgan in Carmel. Sharon made reservations at Casanova Restaurant. We had a very nice early lunch and exchanged Christmas presents.
We drove down to Carmel Bench after lunch. The five of us walked from one length of the beach to the other. Somewhere along the way, we found a tennis ball. Drew, Jack and I played soccer with the tennis ball as we wandered along.
I have been trying for several years to get Sharon to consider Carmel as a possibility for our anniversary trip. I think that our day there with the kids cemented the idea for 2012.
Sharon, Jack and I headed back to Elk Grove about 4:00 p.m. It was about 6:30 p.m. by the time we got home. We finished the day putting away more Christmas decorations and getting ready for next year.