Here's the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose where we stayed last weekend. My wife got a great deal on a room there and we really had no idea of the beauty of the place until we drove up. A wedding reception was in progress when we got there, so we checked in and found an amazing place to eat in "Little Italy." In the morning we enjoyed the jacuzzi and pool before heading over to Davenport beach, where I fell asleep on the sand, listening to the pounding of the breakers. Stopped in Davenport for an ice cream, then headed home.
My wife and I are in that very emotional time of life when we send our kids out into the world. Our emotions are compounded in that both of our children leave the nest within two weeks of each other. My daughter heads to Long Beach where she will work and save money for grad school, and my son leaves for college in Canada. Our daughter left Saturday morning, so rather than walking back into our empty house, where we'd have to walk past her empty bedroom, we decided to get away for a night and a day. We ended up staying in San Jose, at the Dolce Hayes Mansion, a sketch I will post eventually here. We didn't actually eat at Henry's BBQ, but I just liked the look of the place.
It has been two months now since I began working at Fresno Pacific University. Here is a sketch of the seminary building on campus, which I see quite often. The seminary is part of the Mennonite Brethren Church. What I didn't know is that the church has three seminaries, one of which is at Trinity Western University, the school that employs my wife, and where my son will attend college.