My mom and dad came to visit from Atlanta.  They enjoyed spending time with me, and I got to go to some of the local attractions that I wouldn’t otherwise go to.  The San Mateo County museum was particularly interesting.  It had exhibits on ‘The California Dream,’ the gold rush, the great estates, the shipping along the coast, WWII and Japanese interment, surfing, and a mishmash exhibit of different cultures that had moved to the area.