Virj turned 22 months last weekend (Sep 20) when we were spending time at Inverness at our friends, Felix and Lalitha’s vacation home. Inverness is around 19 miles from the Point Reyes Lighthouse. We were forced to do this getaway due to construction work at home. Soam took the weekend off from work (yes, that’s right!) while Felix and Lalitha were visiting but spent the rest of the days working. We spent the weekend on the Shell Beach in Inverness (on the Tomales Bay), visiting Point Reyes Lighthouse and hiking around Bear Valley. Virj has been to the beach before but hasn’t played so extensively with sand or in the water, so it turned out to be a pretty adventurous 22 month celebration for him. Though our vacation ended with the weekend, Virj’s continued well into the week. In fact, his vacation had started the moment our construction began and he was going to his nanny’s house during the day. Every new place he went to gave him more opportunities to explore and test our patience 🙂 We had a tough time childproofing the hotel rooms and the Inverness house. I was tired of keeping a constant watch on Virj while at Inverness — he tried escaping through the doors, almost fell through one of the windows on the second floor, fell off the stairs few times trying to slide down and went on a wild rampage of the kitchen, a place that’s off limits to him in our house. Overall it was good trip and now that our bathroom looks gorgeous, we can reminisce on the last fifteen days with some fondness!