I spent the last 5 days in southern California, in both LA and north of San Diego (Fallbrook/Temecula/Bonsall). There was just so much going on with the wedding, family, and Mom and I trying to make the most of our trip (we did, btw).
We (mom and I) uninvited the boys (all 3 of them) on this trip — we’re the only representation from our side of the family that could attend my cousin Jimmy’s wedding (Gpa and Gma are too old to travel, and there’s no one else), and we just thought it would be fun as a Girl’s Trip. Cousin Kristen picked us up at LAX on Friday morning and said…
“So good to see you! Um, so we have a little issue to deal with.”
This was predictable—a friend of Kristen’s has nicknamed her: “Complicated But Fun,” and this truly captures her essence.
Long Story Short: Because of a too short bridesmaid dress, Kristen talked Nordstrom into deconstructing two dresses (that were bought elsewhere) and connecting the correct top with the bottom half of another dress (and then shortening it to the right length). 14 hours later, it was done (she didn’t bother trying it on—sometimes it’s better not to know).
Sprouts health food store (only $1.50 for wheatgrass shots…and I’ve already failed once at recreating a version of the freeze dried beets that I ate everyday from there).
Both cousins forgot to pack underwear for wedding day—Jimmy’s mom delivered his, and we bought Kristen new ones (no, she did not wash before wearing).
The morning we left our resort, we walked outside and the car parked next to ours had the windows all smashed in. Thankfully this did not happen to Kristen’s brand new car (now named Y-Nez).
Car washes in Cali are awesome—full service, vacuum, wash, and hand dry—for $11.99. Cost to fill K’s SUV gas tank: $87.
We took the overnight flight home and loved it. I’ll do it again when I stay in Santa Monica again in August.
We have an apartment prospect in Canandaigua, but since the current tenant was arrested, we can’t look at it yet. Trashy situation, but perfect location and hopefully nice apartment. The downside: one parking spot (another one would have to be rented nearby). The upside: perfect location, reasonable rent.
What do you think….does the perfect location make up for crappy parking?
Does your family laugh at their drama or get intense? We’re mostly go-with-the-flow (and laugh) people!
Who is your favorite person to travel with? I have two–Joe and my Mom, together or separately.