Dr. Fiance and I hadn’t had a vacation since we went to South Africa in 2010. Which isn’t to say we haven’t traveled at all. I am on the road all the time for work and of course we’ve hit the east coast a number of times during the interim for holidays and friends and family. But we hadn’t done a vacation vacation for more than two years. So we herded the dog off to an awesome friend who looked after her for the week and headed to California.