At the last minute, my sister decided to visit us during Thanksgiving Break. She has the least seniority in her new job, which means that her coworkers got first choice to take time off around Christmas. Sarah knew that no one would be wanting American Thanksgiving, so she decided to head on down. This worked out great for our family since all of us had the week off.
We went to pick Sarah up at the San Francisco Airport on Sat. morning. Our kids have never been to San Francisco, so we decided this would be a great weekend to be in the city! Since it was raining off and on, our first stop was the California Academy of Sciences. At Grace's school carnival last year, we bid on a family pass to the Academy at the last minute and won. Our family got to go for $40 instead of the $120 it normally would've cost! Wow! Our kids had a great time as we explored the rainforest exhibit, the aquarium, and we even saw a show in the planetarium. There were baby ostriches on display and we even got to experience their current Earthquake exhibit.