Our day began with some high-spirited play between Charlotte and Elli, but we parted ways for Charlotte to go to pre-school while we drove to the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park for a tour with Bart. As Bart is the curator of the Steinhart Aquarium in the Academy of Sciences, our tour was spectacular. We saw all the live animal exhibits, the living roof, the Rain Forest exhibit, and even saw some behind-the-scenes tanks in the Aquarium.
As expected, our meals were excellent. A great lunch at Park Chow (near the museum) and then a fun sushi dinner at Sumi near Bart and Kathy's house. Charlie, Ron's step-brother (aka Ste-puncle C), also joined us for sushi. He is truly a kid-magnet. All the kids were climbing all over him within 5 minutes of his arrival. Jonah enjoyed Charlie's undivided attention during dinner as he regaled Charlie with descriptions of his favorite Monty Python skits. Jonah was feeling adventurous with his appetite and tried a few different types of sushi. He wasn't a fan of the salmon, but he really liked the soft shell crab. I'm sure Grandpa and Aunt Shelley would not agree with his choice.