Meanwhile, my dad's snoring wakes me up at 7am every day. And the dogs need walking at that hour, too. And I work until about midnight. So the "vacation" part of this vacation has not involved much sleeping. But the hotel beds are really good.
Seeing my brother was, hands down, the highlight of this whole thing. Frankly, I'd not have done it were he not going to be here for two days. Of course, he's smart and refused to travel anyplace outside of a reasonable circle of car travel from San Diego. So when he had to get home to work on his homework, he just declared that it was time to go, we took family pictures, hugged a lot, and he drove off into the sunset. I should do that, too. Make the next family vacation be in Monterey or something.