I’m sitting in the Oakland Airport right now waiting on a flight to CES. (See all of IGN’s CES coverage here.) It’s quiet, unstructured moments like this that I really like to poke through the site and look back on fun and family… only for 2012 there’s not much to see. I did a terrible job keeping things up to date and it makes an otherwise exciting and eventful year look dull.
Within just a few weeks of moving into our new digs we’ve had not one, but two sets of visitors. And none of them relatives, either! In the entire 12 years we lived in Orange County we didn’t have a single non-familial visitor. Perhaps San Francisco is a much better draw than the warm, sandy beaches of OC?
We spent our spring break this year in San Francisco, kicking off a house hunt. The first few days were spent as tourists, staying right off Market just a few blocks away from a foodies’ paradise, the Ferry Building. The kids enjoyed the hotel stay I think, mostly because it entailed lazy mornings spent lounging in front of the television.
Our third day in San Francisco had us heading down to to enjoy a little time on the beach and soak in the view of the Golden Gate Bridge followed by a long visit to the Exploratorium. Continue reading
The second day of our trip to San Francisco had us doing a number of very touristy things starting bright and early in the morning. Dottie’s True Blue Cafe, S.F. Maritime Park, Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghiradelli Square awaited! Continue reading
We had a 3-day weekend in San Francisco in mid-February. Marla and the kids headed up to San Francisco with me on Friday afternoon, the plan being to enjoy the sites and relax before I sent them back home and stayed in S.F. for the Game Developers Conference. Continue reading
I somehow missed posting pictures from the Game Developers Conference back in March this year. We had perhaps our best show ever in terms of show floor presence. Continue reading