Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Loss Ann-Jealous, Cal if or knee ya

So this past week we (Me, Caitie Metts, Eva Douglas, and Jeff White) all took a roadtrip from Rexburg, Idaho, to Los Angeles, California. It was one of the best roadtrips I've ever taken. I don't know if it was because it was to California or the fact that I was with three of my favorite people in the world, but it was just what I needed before this new semester started. I won't go into too much detail about it, but here are some of the highlights:

-The drive: There was a lot of talking, a lot of music, a lot of podcasting, and a lot of sleeping. The drive down and the drive back were pretty long. I don't know how Jeff didn't fall asleep or go crazy. The man has stamina. I also forgot how beautiful it is, particularly down in the deserts and canyons near California and Arizona. Being able to see the sky for miles is something I'll never get tired of after living on the east coast for so long.

-Glendora: I didn't think places like Glendora existed; it's pretty perfect. I was actually kind of jealous of Jeff's childhood. It's small, but you don't feel like you're in a small town, and it's got the perfect balance of nature and culture. Jeff had stories about pretty much every part of it, some about pranks he and Lars played, some about its history. Cool stuff.

-Los Angeles: We went to Los Angeles to hang out with Leanne and stay at her place. I forgot how massive and confusing Los Angeles is. It always feels the same as the first time I went there- intimidating and exciting at the same time. We walked around the Grove for a bit, got Brazilian barbecue for dinner, saw Limitless, saw a mag-nificent mural in Abercrombie and Fitch, etc. After all that we went to Leanne's to sleep. Leanne and I caught up on everything in our lives, which took until 3 am. It really felt like we were back in high school having a sleepover.

-Santa Monica: Sunburned. Pier. Freak show. Sun. That's all I got.

-Venice Beach: Pot. Pizza. Sunset.Walking. Bookstore.

-Huntington Beach: Bonfire. Veggie hotdogs. "WHAT?". Pazookie.

Other than that, there are just random 'adventures:'

-24 hour Donut Man
-In n' Out
-Meeting the White family- Get Your Lardon, Dr. Who
-Baking- 3 cakes, 1 pan of brownies, 1 batch of cookies. Jeff's whipped creams would be nothing without my cakes.
-Disneyland- I'll never get tired of Disneyland. We got in for free thanks to Jeff's friend Andrea (thank you, thank you, thank you). We ate good food, went on tons of rides ("MA'AM?"), Jeff ripped my pinky up, Fantasmic, searching for funnel cake, princess Coronation ceremony.
-Vegas- I saw Ashley! After almost a year, we were reunited at Chipotle
-Caleb White- So we adopted Caleb, Jeff's brother, into our little group. I love that kid.
-Reading in the park
-Good Will. Sooo much.
-Angel's game.
-Wal Mart
-Jeff's grandma's house: Aquanet and mattresses.
-Forgetting things: my laptop, Jeff's suitcase, me...
-Pasadena- I got to see where I used to hang out while I was nannying forever ago. It was like one big deja vu. I love that place. I can't wait to live near it.
-La Torteca
-So much pizza.
-Mama Cozza's!
-Night stuff in Glendora
-Overnight in Salt Lake at grandma's
-Morning runs and fresh made orange juice in Glendora
-Babe and Thai food.

That's all the big stuff I can think of.

Anyways, it was a great trip. Perfect way to start my last semester. SPEAKING OF WHICH, it's my last semester. How bout that.


1 comment:

Judy said...

The Donut Man in Glendora is pretty darn close to Nirvana, especially if you had a fresh strawberry donut. We had one just last weekend. I'm drooling just thinking about it.