Thursday, August 6, 2009
I had my Summer Vacation and it was Fabulous! Thursday I took off work at one o'clock, picked up Nicole and we were off! We Drove the eight hours to Hot Vegas... Oh my goodness! I couldn't believe how hot it is in Vegas! 106 Degrees at 11:00 at night! Who could live there? That is way too hot for me! Nicole and I had a fun drive! We jammed out, and laughed a ton. My favorite part of the drive over was the fact that we have to jimmy rig the ipod so that it would stay up without falling over... so funny!
We woke up Friday Morning and got on the road to Cali... I couldn't believe that it was only a four hour drive from Las Vegas to Anaheim. I would be there all the time. We went to Newport Beach... Oh my goodness!!! Beautiful!
Me, Nicole and Kristi... This is before going into the ocean and getting beach hair!
I love the Ocean! We had so much fun! The Water was really pretty and clean. It was surprisingly not very busy on the beach. There were people but still room to lay the blankets and camp chairs without feeling like we were on top of each other. I about drown. I am a little H20 Challenged. I cannot go under water without plugging my nose! So needless to say I had a couple instances, OK maybe a lot, where the Salt Water got up my nose and it burned so bad! So I was coughing and hacking and choking. Not pretty! ahhaha
We spent five hours on the blissful beach. We got Burnt. All three of us. So after checking into the hotel went right into the pool to cool off. I love swimming and didn't realize how much I missed it.
The theme song for the car ride was Apple Bottom Jeans by T-Pain. We jammed out and all sang it out loud on the way back!
Friday night, so funny, Nicole is a sleep talker and Kristi woke up at one point and heard her say "Yes Mother" and then at one point I heard her say "What? what? What?" and then she sat up and yelled "WHAT?" She looked around, laid back down and was out. So funny! I wonder who she was talking to.
On Saturday we woke up and went to Disneyland... Met up with Leland and rode the tram over to the park. Oh my goodness! I was so giddy! I hadn't been to Disneyland since I was eight years old.
The very first ride we rode was Space Mountain. I love that ride. The lines were pretty long. 45 min. felt like a lifetime waiting in line, plus it was hot and the sun was out in full force. Some of the other rides we went on were Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, Buzz Light year, the Jungle Safari, It's a Small World, The Teacups, The Haunted Mansion, and a couple other ones I cannot think of right at the moment. We had so much Fun! I haven't laughed that hard in a very long time. It had a big part to do with who I was with though. I love Kristi Kate so much! She is my best friend and I don't know what I would do without her. Nicole... Coley, she is so much fun, I just love her and am grateful that I am getting this time to get to know her better. Leland I had met only one time prior to this, but I can tell that if he lived here in New Mexico, we would be good friends. I was thinking about how random it is that this little group of four came together and had so much fun for a weekend in Anaheim California. Two girls from Farmington New Mexico, one Sixteen and one twenty three year old originally from Utah. Then Kristi is from Las Vegas and Leland lives in California. How funny!
This very special young man came up to Leland and gave him a hug and told him that they were friends because He liked Leland's "Cap". I knew that an instant friendship and bond had been forged! hahaha This guy was very sweet and Leland and he chatted it up for a good fifteen minutes while we waited in line for Pirates of the Caribbean. Love it!
After thirteen hours at Disneyland, we were finally able to tear ourselves from the park and drive back to Las Vegas. We left California at 1:30 and arrived in Vegas at 5:30 Sunday morning. I don't know how Kristi did it. I was exhausted and could barely keep my eyes open to keep Kristi company.
The trip was a blast but didn't last nearly as long as I would have wanted! We woke at 1:30 Sunday morning, hit the road at 2:30 and got home at 10:15! I got pulled over in Kirtland for speeding in the safety corridor right after the speed limit reduced by ten miles. oh man! But thankfully the officer had some mercy and just gave me a verbal warning. Fe www!
So now I have a horrible sunburn on my face, back and legs. I am peeling and my lips are puffy because of the sunburn. It was so worth it though. I had so much fun and definitely needed a vacation!