Tuesday, February 17, 2009

road trippin'!

do you sometimes feel like you are recycling your post titles???

I've been remiss in my posting. lacking motivation and subject matter, but I've actually done something fun recently, so I thot I'd pay a visit to the ole bloggity.

my Dad was in So. Cal this weekend, and I decided to wander down yonder to visit with him and hang in the old 'hood. the trip was ... exhausting. you would think that cities with 7-9 lanes of freeway wouldn't have traffic, but first hand experience states otherwise. the typical 7-8 hour trip took 11.5 hours. president's weekend traffic? inclement weather? whatever it was, I sat in 30 mile per hour traffic for 3.5 hours. to travel 73 miles. sigh. next time I'm flying!

the trip back ... 6 hours and 10 minutes, go figure! glad I came back on Sunday. the main artery btwn Northern and Southern California was closed yesterday (Monday) due to snow on the pass. I would have been stuck for probably more than 11.5 hours freezing my tushy off, wondering if I'd ever get home!

anywhoo...my old neighbors the Weavers let make use of their guest room and I got to spend time with this gorgeous young woman.

I've known Kiley since she was a glimmer in her parents eyes and she's grown into such a cool person! we talked about: politics, human nature, world travel, cooking, nutrition, photography, life plans, moving out, buying houses. great conversations! we went wogging, we went to Starbucks, to Target, to the scrapbook store, grocery shopping. it.was.so.relaxing.and so.much.fun to be with her! (and please, just ignore my googly-eyed stare!)

as for Pops, I helped him clear out his storage...ok, not really, haha! we chatted, I bot him lunch, and we just occupied the same space. that was really nice too.

such a gud weekend!

I'm off to Sacramento this Friday, to visit the BFF and have lunch with an old high school classmate who found me on FaceBook. I'm kinda excited!

oh, and then for my 29th (for the 16th time : .) birthday the following weekend/week, I'm off to DISNEYLAND!!! whee!!! Shan and I have reservations at Bleu Bayou for a celebratory dinner and she bot tickets for premiere seating and dessert for Fantasmic. eii! I can't wait!!!

I hope all is well in your world!!!


Lisa said...

aww yay you posted!! so glad to hear all is well in your world!

i'm so jealous you get to go to disneyland!!


Nan said...

Yes, we at Blogger were feeling neglected by your absence! Glad to hear you're just busy and life is going well!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. I missed you. And you had so much to share. Sounds like you had some great travel (despite traffic) and some good visits. Your b-day celebration sounds fab. I must mark my calendar.

Rrramone said...

Sounds like you are having some good life out west. :-) xo