A few weeks ago one of my kids met up with several of his friends from college to catch a San Francisco Giants game. They’ve graduated from college and their first “real” jobs have scattered them across Northern California. They landed in San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sacramento, Chico, and beyond. Fortunately for them, they’re not too far apart so they can still get together.
As a parent, it’s fun to realize that these are the teenage boys that used to litter my family room gaming, watching TV, and arguing about everything from games to sports to girls. Ok, I have to be honest, sports, gaming, and girls are the only things they talked about…arguing or not. Eight of them applied to the same colleges and then picked the one that accepted them all. Probably not the best idea for someone who has aggressive career goals, but a great choice for a group of friends that understand what’s really important in life. Watching them start real life is very rewarding for me.
If you ever make it to AT&T Park be sure to climb to the top because the view of the bay is beautiful.
The boys (still hard to think of them as men) took the ferry across the bay to catch the game. On the way home they took this picture of “the city” (San Fransisco to those of us who live in Northern California).