But after the year I had last year - with moving, and my husband's aortic dissection, etc., we decided I needed a getaway. My husband and son were very good to me - I didn't get just the weekend, but 10 whole days! :)
I arrived in San Diego, as the party was in Solana Beach. I was looking forward to sunny skies and a walk on the beach, however I forgot how fickle beach weather can be.. This is what it was like all weekend:
We had a blast anyway, and even though I didn't get much jewelry made, it was very nice to reconnect with my friends!
And might I recommend staying at Holiday Inn Express, for the sole reason of the incredible pancake machine! We all wanted one of these for our homes..
Once back from the weekend, I actually got to see a movie that wasn't rated G! :) And a trip to California wouldn't be complete without a trip to In-N-Out..
I had a couple of relaxing days, then it was off to Hollywood to see John Cusack on the Jimmy Kimmel Show! Hollywood is just so... interesting. I miss it!
A couple of days later I headed to California Adventure ever so briefly.. I got a nice tease for our next visit later this summer.
That evening I went with a friend to the Pechanga Casino in Temecula to see our pals the 80z All Stars. I've mentioned them before on my blog - they are some of the nicest guys you'll ever meet! We had so much fun!
After a late night, the next day we had lots planned - we were going to visit famous dead people at Hollywood Forever Cemetery before heading over to a D23 event at the Walt Disney Studios.
I got chased my an attack duck..
My friend wanted to go to the Federal Bar in North Hollywood for dinner.. Cool place and good food.. I had the Greco burger - lamb with feta and tzatiki, and the garlic parmesan fries were so incredibly yummy!!
The D23 Fanniversary event was great! I was a tad disappointed that this event didn't leave time for exploring a bit and shopping like some of their other events, but they did have 2 events that night, plus it was dark. I managed a few pictures..
The next day was pretty easy going. I went to a kid's soccer game, Ikea, and saw yet another movie not rated G.. Good thing I rested up a bit, as the next day was...
It was a very fun trip! Maybe I'll get to take another one without my husband and son again some time.. Until then, I have my memories!
I should add that I really do enjoy going on trips with my boys, and we are planning a big one later this summer, so you have that blog post to look forward to.. lol! At the rate I'm going, it will probably post in November... ;)