MCB didn't have much time off since he'd been at his new job under a year, but we had enough time to hop up to San Francisco for the weekend. MCB's new favorite band, The Growlers, was doing a NYE show, flights were cheap, and I'd only been there once for a quick weekend trip. Since MCB lived in the bay area for a couple years, he got to play leader and I got to relax. For once.
Things worked out perfectly - I flew up to Oakland on a Thursday morning (with a connection in Burbank. Note to self - flying into Burbank is kind of scary), got to spend the day with my favorite east coaster, Slick, and then MCB would arrive later that night.
Slick picked me up at the airport and we drove north to his parent's house in Marin County. His parents are wonderful, his sister is rad, and it was great to see them all again. Plus, the drive is pretty!