Last week I decided to throw caution to the wind and book a surprise trip to LA for my husband and I. Neither of us had ever been (and I am not counting my trip there when I was 2 years old) and both of us were dying to go.
Booked the trip on Tuesday, and we flew out on Friday Morning. We left the kids with my mom, so this was our first trip away from them. It was nice to have some grown up time.
The trip started off horrid- as we were delayed 3 hours on the runway due to “mechanical problems”- definitely not something I wanted to hear a day after I witnessed from my office window- the place crashing into the Hudson.
We finally took off, and from there on out- it was so much fun!
We jam packed so much into the trip
1) we went to the walk of fame
2) Mann’s Chinese theater
3) Rode a double Decker bus ride around LA (like a true tourist!)
4) Disneyland (which by the way- way more fun as an adult- just less magical),
5) went to a super cross event (per my husband),
6) went to the Santa Monica pier
7) Ate at restaurants non-stop
8) Met up with these kick ass people.
Alas, no pictures- because my husband left the camera in our hotel room, and when I called two hours after check out, they said it wasn’t there (and I KNOW it was there). And the truth is I don’t care about the camera- I care about the pictures!!! So now I kind of feel like this trip was a figment of my imagination- the picture with Mary Poppins, the picture of me touching Marilyn Monroe’s handprints, the beach… all just a distant memory.
The one thing that DID come out of our trip was falling in love with California. So, we are looking into the possibility of moving there come Fall. I am looking into being transferred by my company (since we are bicoastal) , and my husband has already applied for schools out there. Everyone in California is so layed back, and since the creative side of my field is exclusively in LA (which is truly where I aspire to be) it would be a plus. It’s way more kid-friendly than it is here in New York. The problem I see is not being around my mom- since she helps us out with the kids. But alas, we cant live our lives just because we have convenient child care. So- stay tuned…