August 22, 2012

Surprise…I’m in Cali! But only for 30 hours…

 Hooray! I'm in my beloved California :). I decided to fly out, surprise my best friends and join them on a two-day road-trip up to Oregon. It's things like this that just cannot be missed, precious moments on the road that will be filled with laughs, beautiful scenery and the best type of company--you just can't put a price on this! So I bought a ticket a few weeks back (I blame YOU Smitty for planting this idea in my head!) and decided to just go for it. I landed in Orange County on Saturday night in time to swoop on my friends to surprise them, spent Sunday morning at breakfast with my dad, fitting my wedding dress with my twin sis, BBQing with all of my brothers and sisters then having dinner with my parents. Monday morning, Smithers, Julia, Traci and I hit the open road headed north! Yesterday we spent the entire day in and around Portland with Julia's dad. And now, well I'm already on a plane headed back to Amsterdam because I've got work in the morning :(. Oy vey...

These last few days have been the longest ever...but I would re-do it all over again and again.  My friends and I thrive on doing crazy things...and this is one of the craziest, best I've done!

Around this time last year though, I was also in Cali for my twin sister's bachelorette party in Vegas and her wedding! In and around all of the wedding stuff, we hit Mutt Lynch's in Newport Beach for happy hour and my older sis and I showed Christian the annual Orange County Fair...he was impressed with how many deep-fried things there were...and slightly disgusted too ;). Then he saw the RV demolition derby and forgot about the deep-fried things...oh boys...
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7 comments:

Jay said...

What a whirlwind trip but so cool! I can just imagine the look on everyone's faces as you walked in!

Alex Butts said...

Looks like you made the best of your short visit!

Danielle Nelson said...

I love mutts! Good choice :)

Lana and Chris McCoy said...

Love those whirlwind trips - they make you soak up every moment! I was just in Portland too for a quick second. . . man I miss home!

Taylor said...

These photos are the best! I love love love that you went, even if it is out of the way and for a short time, you and your friends will always smile back on this trip! A glad you had such a great time.

McKenzie said...

Great photos. Sometimes those spur of the moment, quick trips are the best. Looks like you made the best of it! So happy to have found your blog and can't wait to follow along.

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Sandra said...

I just found your blog and love it!! I am a new reader now :)
And thos short trips which are not too planned are probably the best ;)
Sandra