Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I have a habit of keeping up-to-date with new travel deals and last-minute price drops. Blame it on my reckless 20s. When I found out JetBlue was having a "$20 sale" I informed Lauren immediately and we booked flights that same day. San Francisco? Why not?
This is what we did instead of attending our commencement ceremonies. And because I am a sucker for punishment, our return home was set for the day before I left to Vietnam. Hilarity is bound to ensue. For instance, look at my face.
We loved flying out of Long Beach Airport! It was my first experience there. The TSA officers smiled, guards were friendly and our "terminal" was open and airy. So airy, in fact, that we had feathered passengers waiting on standby a few chairs over. Those birds would have been Tasered if they managed to break into LAX!
Lauren double-checks that she's sufficiently stocked up on the color yellow.
I brought this Travel Scrabble that we ended up playing a total of one times. We always try to play for reals, but it tends not to work out. "Volva" is a word, right?
OK, will somebody please tell me what the hell this is? I was both fascinated and horrified to spot this from the air.
EDIT 8/18: Hey! We do learn something new everyday! While watching Modern Marvels on TV I discovered that these multicolored bodies of water are actually brine evaporation ponds! Those pictured are a notable collection operated by Cargill. Salty!
We were lucky enough to ingratiate ourselves with a friend of my sister's who lives in a sweet one-bedroom place in Japantown. This is the sparse but charming lobby.
And the sparse but charming Magnus, escorting us by bus to a pizza place he knew
(photo by Lauren)
Later we dragged him to Trader Joe's because we have to do these sorts of things. This is Store #100, which used to be #1 before the Manhattan store came along.
Their back room is so large it has stairs. Stairs!
And check out the height on that full-sized fridge! *wolf whistle*
Can I be a dork about this? Even the billboard post outside had Hawaiian flowers on it. Awesome.
We got back to Magnus's, where we soon discovered his tastes leaned more toward the romantic side. And by that I mean he owned movies like "Definitely, Maybe" and "No Reservations," so I'm pretty sure we just watched a rom-com and called it a night. Definitely our idea of an evening well spent!