Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Breaks: Part III - Sin City and Disney on Ice

We were sad to leave California, but couldn't wait to get to Vegas. We planned to tackle only half of our drive to Utah, and stay the night with my good friend Walker in the infamous city. Upon arrival we spotted the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign and naturally stopped for a photoshoot.

We spent the rest of the night wandering through the casino's and shops. My favorite was the Bellagio. It was beautiful and had a spring display near the lobby. It was a huge room full of flowers, fountains, and even a butterfly house. We watched the Bellagio Fountain and it was one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

The next morning we headed back to Utah to attend the Disney on Ice show at the Energy Solutions Arena (the Delta Center to those of us who loved the Jazz way back when). Once Kylie's mom heard that I'd never been to Disney on Ice or any disney themed amusement park, she insisted I join them.

It was so much fun watching the show with Ky's adorable sisters, Brooklyn (6), and Halle (4). We all had such a great time that night watching Peter Pan fly, and Mickey & Minnie skate across the smooth ice.

It was a top notch spring break, and I wouldn't have spent it with anyone but my best girl Kylie.

Spring Breaks: Part II - Sun, Stars, and Jesse McCartney

Ah, sunny California. First stop: Venice Beach. Kylie and I couldn't believe our eyes. It was the most exhilarating sight we'd seen in about 8 months. We played in the water and collected seashells. Everything was so picturesque. As we walked along venice's boardwalk, we saw everything from denim printed leggings and spray paint art.

The next day, we visited the ever so famous Rodeo Drive. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon spent admiring beautiful clothing in shops that we probably couldn't even afford to step into. It was fun to dream of a lifestyle that would allow us such beautiful possessions.

Monday we went to Huntington Beach and met up with my friend Kacey. We had so much fun playing at the beach and shopping. It was a perfect day in the most perfect place I've ever been.

That night we went to Santa Monica Pier to ride the ferris wheel, but unfortunately children were having a private party (privileged much?) so we couldn't ride. It was gorgeous, however, as all the rides whizzed around, lighting up the night sky.
Afterwards, we headed up to Hollywood and discovered the best treat in the world: Yogurtland. Self serve frozen yogurt with amazing toppings. As we ate our tasty treat, we strolled down the Hollywood walk of fame searching for our favorite stars and gasping with delight every time we saw one we loved.

The next day, Kylie and I spent the day shopping at the promenade in Santa Monica. That night we went to the House of Blues and watched the man of my dreams, Jesse McCartney, perform live. It was the perfect night.

On our last day in sunny California, we went back to Santa Monica pier and rode the ferris wheel. The whole thing feels like a dream now, it was so gorgeous and fun. We barely had anytime to breathe between all of our outings.

Spring Breaks: Part I - The Journey to the Golden State

Ok, I realize I've definitely missed the on-time blogging boat. I apologize. So once again I am forced to re-cap.

I believe I left off right before Kylie and I left for California for spring break. It was a crazy trip starting off with us leaving at 10 am on Friday Morning. We had originally planned on leaving Thursday, but due to math quizzes and such, we left a little later than intended. We ventured out on our 12 hour drive to our Los Angeles destination.

Hour 1
Imagine this: driving down I-15 between Brigham City and Layton. You see a car with an oddly long antennae protruding from the roof. As you start to pass it, you see an elderly person driving with a headset on. Strange right? Now imagine seeing 12+ of these cars trucking down the interstate. Thats exactly what we saw. A convoy of senior citizens making their trek across the country. It was hilarious, and we couldn't laugh harder.

Hour 2
Pit stop at Fazzoli's. Gourmet Italian food to go!

Hours 3, 4, 5, & 6
Mostly just a lot of driving, road rage, 90's music (backstreet boys, celine dion, etc.), and stopping at state lines to take pictures.

Hour 7
Viva Las Vegas! My first time driving through Sin City was amazing. While passing all of the beautiful (and some not so beautiful) architechture we rolled down the windows and embraced all of the UV's descending from the sky (only 7 hours earlier, we faced rain and 4 inches of you can imagine our excitement to be wearing shorts and driving with the windows down). And then we saw it. Driving next to us was the most beautiful car we'd ever seen. The epitome of every girls dreams...well at least our dreams. A black Audi A4 with diamond encrusted accents i.e. the logo and grill. We were definitely jealous of the seemingly glamourous girl driving it.

Hour 8
CALIFORNIA! The golden state was finally beneath our tires.

Hours 9, 10, 11, and 12
The excitement of being in the state full of glamour and plastic people soon wore off as we endured hours of the most boring drive we could remember.

Hour 13
We have reached Los Angeles. It was beautiful. Lights everywhere (which was nice after the 4 hours of pure darkness). We were so excited to have finally reached our destination that we missed our exit. Then we got lost in downtown L.A. which was an adventure to say the least. We roamed the business district, fashion district, and then finally made our way back onto the interstate heading to and arriving at the house of Sibylle, our lovely hostess.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fugitive's been a i think the air has been cleared and I can now share this wonderful story! I'd like to tell you a story of my craziest college night to date. My friend and this other girl i had barely met, and I were looking for something a little crazy fun to do that would create some memories. Well it was really really foggy last night, like you couldn't even see three feet in front of you and so naturally we decided to run across the quad in our underwear. It was great. Super super liberating. Well so anyway once we got back to the car we were getting dressed and this car started to drive by so of course we hid. Unfortunately he was an undercover security guard. So he called the police and told them we were streaking. Then as we were leaving the parking lot, the police came and lectured us and told us we could be arrested for being sex offenders because we were being lewd. Luckily, we kept saying prayers and after what seemed like three hours, he let us off without a citation or anything. So yes, you now all know an almost felon.

Viva Los Angeles!

In two days, I'll be soaking up the rays in sunny California with one of my very best friends Kylie. Thats right folks, its that time again...SPRING BREAK! Thursday afternoon we are venturing out of Utah to enjoy 6 days in the beloved state next to the ocean. I can't even wait to just relax at the beach and go see the infamous star walkway. Stay tuned for pictures and stories!