Monday, September 6, 2010

Home.Sweet.Home.

Hey there everyone! I think this is the longest I have gone without writing a post in my blog! You all knew where I was though...frolicking around California, enjoying a much needed vacation! So, how was it you ask? It was awesome. So awesome in fact that I came home a day early because I am beyond exhausted. Not really mentally, just physically. I did realize during this trip that my body is still not 100% yet so that got a little frustrating...but it is what it is. I had a blast. So nice to get away.

I started off by driving last Sunday to LA. I have never done the drive to CA before (at least by myself) so that was an adventure in itself. The traffic wasn't bad at all and I was able to find my friends place just fine! I stayed with a friend of mine that used to work at Loco. I changed and we were off to Hollywood! It was fun to walk around, see all the big Hollywood signs, but man that city is dirty. GROSS! I just felt dirty walking around. I got to see some favorite celebrity hangouts, bums and trannys. Everything LA has to offer. Ha. I even had my first Pinkberry experience (yum) and I did some shopping on Melrose.

Monday night I flew to San Francisco and got to experience the fog first hand. My 1 hour flight was delayed 3.5 hours. And I spent an extra hour in the air circling around SF trying to land because of the fog. Not fun, but I made it. My friend Lindsay from high school and her husband Marco were there to pick me up! I spent the next 2 days exploring SF by myself since they both had to work. I met up with a friend from UofA, we were in the same sorority together so it was nice to see her after all these years and I also met up with another girl that used to work at Loco! I also walked and walked and walked. My poor feet. They are in dire need of a pedicure tomorrow. Ugh. I was proud of myself for getting around on the public transportation too. San Francisco was just as I remembered it, a pretty, bustling, windy, hilly, foggy city.

Thursday I flew back down to LA and then made a drive south to Laguna Beach. Now I got to experience LA traffic at it's best. My hour drive turned into 2 hours. Ugh. I made it though and we were off to the bar as soon as I pulled in! I stayed there with another friend of mine from high school. She has a house about 15 minutes from the beach...how convenient. Friday we made an impromptu trip to Carlsbad (had lunch there), then went a little further to San Diego! I hadn't been there since I was a little kid so it was fun to see what it's all about. We walked around the boardwalk and stopped at this bar called "Wavehouse" where you can watch people try and surf on this fake (yet real) wave. It was pretty entertaining. From there we went to the Del Mar horse racing tracks. Didn't get to see an actual race (although I heard them) but it was fun just being there with all crazy energy.

Saturday was a beach day. I went to 2 different beaches and got to experience the beauty of Laguna. The fog made it nice in the morning/early afternoon because it wasn't so hot walking around. I got to relax finally too so that was nice. That night we went to San Clemente and watched the sunset off the pier there. SO PRETTY. I had made up my mind Saturday that my body just couldn't go anymore. I was so tired. I was also worried about the traffic leaving on Labor Day, I missed my doggies and I really wanted my bed! So, off I was yesterday afternoon and I'm so happy to be home. I had a great time and I'm so glad that I went, but there is nothing like being back to your normal routine!

So that my friends is a re-cap of my busy trip! I think I need a vacation from my vacation now...ha! Thankfully I have 2 days to rest before I return to work on Wednesday! Oh, I'm sporting some pretty cool hair too...it is now officially the end of bandanas....yes!

Hope you all are having a safe and fun Labor Day weekend. For once I'm not laboring on Labor Day!

Till the next time....

Love, Erin

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