Just way too quickly! I'm trying to think of all the things that happened in the last month....well, let me try....
March 27th, the Watsons came for a visit. It was Jheriko's spring break, and Demarko's leave, so of course they wanted to get out of the yucky Pacific Northwest weather and enjoy some Southern California sunshine. I think they were not disappointed. Earlier in the day, Ryan and fiance' Kandis came up from San Diego, and we took a quick tour of LA. Then headed back home, (getting a flat tire on the way...fun!) and I cooked us all up a spaghetti dinner. We finished the evening off with a bit of Wii and visiting.
The next day, Ryan and Kandis headed back to San Diego, and the Watsons and I headed out for our own LA adventure. We hit up Train Town, first, which I can't believe I've never been to before.
April 1: Knott's Berry Farm. We were some of the first people to the park in the morning, and we were some of the last people to leave at night! We got to see Snoopy and Woodstock :)
Saturday, April 6th, I played bingo for a charity event for my neighbor Yvonne's birthday. I've never played bingo before, and I won! Twice! Had a great time :)
Saturday April 13th, we celebrated Gwen's boyfriend's birthday with a trip to Huntington Gardens and a dinner party at my house.
April 18th, Matt and I drove down to Hollywood and enjoyed a Bad Religion concert. They were awesome! Then, Friday morning, I drove down to San Diego to visit Maura and her (soon to be) fiance' Scott. We went to the beach, boogy boarded, and had a blast. (I got a sunburn) We had tacos for dinner, and went to see Oblivion. Saturday, Peggy, Maura, Scott, and I went sea kayaking in La Jolla, which was amazing. Then we had lunch and I headed home.
Sunday morning, April 21st, Matt and I participated in CicLAvia, where LA shuts down some of the roads to cars, opens them up to cycles and foot traffic. It's like a carnival, and was really fun. I'm glad we got to participate. We took the subway from North Hollywood, and rode around for a few hours. Then we had to get back, so we could pack and get on the road, headed to Sacramento for the week.
Sacramento (Rancho Cordova) was fun. Matt had training all day, Monday through Friday, so I tried to keep myself occupied. I explored the fish hatchery, historic Fulsom, the Fulsom zoo, and even got a little bit of shopping in. Oh, and Matt saw his first wild turkey! Matt and I ate out at an amazing restaurant on Tuesday night, Waterboys. I had the best steak of my life there. Seriously.
On Friday, Matt finished up, and we headed over to Pleasonton to meet up
with a great friend, Matt Timmermann, who happened to be there for
training as well. We hung out and got dinner and caught a movie, and the
next day visited the Winchester House of Mystery. I've always wanted to
And then we headed home! And now it's Friday, May 3rd, and I can't believe April is no longer. Lots of fun things in the works for May, June, and July. You'll just have to stay tuned, I guess :)