My last few adventures have included my girlfriends Kate and Tabitha.
Kate came to California for an old roommate's wedding and I got to spend a precious amount of like...16 hours with her. I grabbed her at the airport and we went to this divine pizza place (I'm not big into pizza but this place certainly was good). We had about an hour before we had to go get her great friend Meghan (who I also loooove), so WE WENT TO THE BEACH. It was divine in every single way possible--margarita pizza (mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and huge pieces of basil...that's the whole thing but it was sooooo good) and THE BEACH--WHAT MORE COULD YOU AS FOR!!??!?! We were saved by the GPS because it's the only way I can get myself anywhere...and we got to the beach with it...yesssssssss. The rest of the night was spent watching tv while Porter slept in the closet in his pack-n-play, and spectacularly being with other girls my age who talked a lot (I yearn for it...), and the morning was spent getting ready for the day and driving to the LA temple. It doesn't sound super eventful, but it certainly was divine.
Adventure #2 was without Porter...it was crazy. I drove to San Francisco and Porter stayed home with Jordan and his parents so Jordan could find out what it was like to be a mom, and so Jordan's parents could spend as much time as possible with Porter. As I sat 400 miles away talking to Jordan on the phone, I could hear in the background, Tawna saying "Here Porter, Porter, Porter--would you like some yummy cupcake?" Yesssss...sugar AND milk...my dream. Tabitha and I had a really enjoyable time together...most of it revolving around food, especially food that was good for us and had to do with soup (two of my absolute favorite things in the entire world). I got there Saturday night, so the first thing we did the next morning was go to church. We then came home, ate lentil and barley soup (divine), and then WENT TO THE BEACH!!! It wasn't a play day at the beach because it was so rainy and so cold, but a nice walk around day. I've gotta be honest, there is not a thing that is better than the beach.
I love it, i love it, i love it. We visited a lighthouse with the most gynormous objects around (if anyone knows what they are, I would LOVE to know...).
The next day we went to a SUPER cool candy store that's in a town spelled Los Gatos, but pronounced Lah-s Gah-tays--I know..it's awkward. There were so many different kinds of candy! I got a bag and just filled it with lots of black licorice, some Jordan almonds, some jelly bellies, and some HUGE malt balls. Yummmmmmm. There were also Wonka Bars by the box-full, and also Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory playing on their flat-screen in the back. What a great idea. We also went to Whole Foods (which I had NEVER been to before, and really really liked it).
The next day was SAN FRANCISCO. I love that place. I love it for the fish smell, the wet, the cold (it rained the whole 4 days I was there), and how there are so many chocolate stores trying to hook in Ghirardelli's customers. Inside Ghirardelli's square, there is the most beautiful tea house I've ever been in called Crown and Crumpet Tea Salon. I walked inside and it was like all the beautiful things in my mind leaked out into real-life. It is gorgeous. (Not a great picture of me, I know) I took lots of pictures that I'll put on here, but you should just go here because the picture quality is much better. Everytime I think of it, it just makes me so happy cause I just liked it so much. I had some really good tea and some even better scones. They gave me 4 different kinds of spreads to put on it (jam, lemon curd, butter, and whipped butter), but the only kind I used was the whipped butter...sooooo good. Tabitha doesn't like tea (reminder that it was herbal tea...let's keep that straight), so I drank the whole pot which was something like 6 cups--so good! We sat there for like, 2 hours as it poured rain outside (what a perfect place to be as it rained) just talking and getting to know each other better. We finished the night with some clam chowder for me, and some sushi for Tabitha. It was a great day.
The next day we took it easy before I had to drive home, walking around a couple shops, and coming home to make some really good german pancakes.
Great adventures all the way around!