My daughter and her family finally made it to California for a visit and a vacation. I think everyone had a great time, although the first couple of days were affected by some apparent food poisoning they’d picked up somewhere in the San Francisco area. By the end of the week, everyone was feeling fine, and the boys were ready to romp in the sand dunes at Death Valley. They took off their shoes and ran barefoot, they jumped, they rolled, and they got covered with sand. By the time we left, even their pockets were full of sand.