We had not seen Gabriel in nine months and thought we wouldn't before he deployed unless we made the trip to San Diego. JD had two free tickets that we're expiring at the end of the month, but honestly I couldn't bear to come without Elijah who asked almost daily to come see his big brother and sister-in-law. I ended up cashing in my credit card points and getting three other tickets, so we could bring the three boys. The funeral ended up being an unplanned bonus Gabriel and Alayna visit, but I'm thankful it provided the girls the opportunity to see Gabriel before he leaves. So, we told Gabriel and Alayna good-bye in PA three days ago and hello in CA today. This is our boy adventure and we have plans for a girl adventure trip next year....or the next once the points build up again.