We had an excellent time. The trip started with a mechanical cancellation of our flight from Pheonix to Ontario. Lucky for us, Michelle, Lauren and Morgan saved us from our 7 hour delay. We went to lunch, Starbucks, the mall and their house for a while.
We arrived safely in CA that evening and got our cool car...a Charger.....too bad it didn't have a Hemi, but we had fun in it anyway. :)
We got to see all of our family. It was nice since we only go to California every other year (yea, so we can actually take a VACATION in the other years!). :)
We got to meet Michelle and her very cool little chicks. We met at a really neat fabric store, then went to lunch. It was a nice visit and it's nice to be able to say she's an "IRL" friend :).
What's a trip to CA without a trip to Disneyland?! We went to Disneyland with the Evil Queen herself! My sis, Wendy and her wonderful kid Kelsey. We had a total blast riding rides, taking pictures of freaky people and each other, and just spending time with each other.
When we were at Disneyland, we ran into Sara's 1st grade teacher! It SOUNDS pretty random, but her teacher is a DISNEY FREAK!!! :) So, she goes quite often, and it was a treat to see her.
More visiting friends....we went swimming with Sonja and Wes and Lacey. We also got to go out to dinner that night with them and Mom, Bee, Jean and Steen.
After our 2 weeks visiting friends and family in California, we headed north to the Great Pacific Northwest. I had reserved a 4 door midsize car. We got a Ticket Red 2-door Mustang. It was very fun to drive. V-8s are cool! :)
The 4th of July was spent at our friend's house. There were TONS of people.....we spent the day eating and swimming and visiting. That evening we did fireworks and had a great time!
On Friday, Kirsten, Sara and I went to Daiso in Federal Way. It's a Japanese dollar store. I got a little chick plate, a Chicken timer, some cute foil, and some little japanese handtowels.
That evening we went out to sushi at Sushi Hana with the Hisatomi family. Good times! :)
Saturday morning Sara played violin in the park with Kirsten and 2 high school violin students. She had a great time and made $7.00.
Fabric Depot. I will post pics of my fabric later, but I spent 3.5 hours and only $136.00! I was hoping to meet up with quilty blog buddies, but things just didn't work out. Maybe next year! :)
Sara and I spent a night in HEAVEN...Cannon Beach, Oregon. It's the bestest place in the whole Universe!
We had lunch at Bill's Tavern and I had some of my favorite beer, Blackberry Beauty. It's a wheat beer with 60 pounds of fresh berries! :) I had the FRESH halibut fish and chips. YUMMY!!!!!
I made a quickie trip to see Monica and her new place. I was hoping to meet Wende, but my trip was just too fast....darn it! Hopefully next year! :)
Ok, you all know I love my van....Baby is the most beautiful van in the world, and I'm not even biased. :) But this made us laugh a lot. It's a pimped out Aerostar. This will never happen to Baby!
Those are some of the highlights from our trip. It was fun to see everyone, but it was nice to get back to my own bed after 3 weeks of running! :)