I need a vacation to recuperate from my vacation. The beautiful thing about California is that it is ridiculously easy to drive through, so visiting two of my best friends in Northern California was the perfect little mini vacay for my second week back in the US. It was the first time that I had driven my car for more than a quick trip around the city. I forgot how much I loved to drive. I was able to drive up the coast, so I had wonderful beach views, no traffic, and some great cruising tunes for maximum enjoyment of the 3 and 1/2 hour drive. I hadn’t seen my friends since Christmas, and we all survived some pretty horrendous break-ups, did big things with our careers, and generally tried to survive without each other while we were spread out over the globe. Although 5 days of partying and late nights has left me really tired, the trip was totally worth it and just what I needed. I don’t think I realized how much I missed these two until I got to spend a lot of time with them.
We got plenty of time to watch the sunset by the ocean, lay by the beach and tan (and I needed that tan) and generally enjoy each other’s company. I didn’t get to see a lot of sunsets in Scotland, and I really missed them. I also got to enjoy E’s friends. Everyone I met this weekend was funny, friendly, and just a plain old good time.
Can you tell that I am fanatical about keeping my tattoos covered in sunscreen? I got a little burned, but it was totally worth it. I was totally relaxed on the beach and didn’t mind all of the sand in places that it shouldn’t be.
This shirt pretty much sums up my life right now. This weekend was very good for my ego. I enjoyed flirting with boys, and even met one that is way worth a second look. I’m still waiting for a word on teaching gigs, and I start school again in a week, but for the moment, I am still rocking it.
Part of the weekend was enjoying a little wine tasting action. I didn’t really partake in that, but I loved the views and it was a beautiful day to be outside.
Basically these two are my favorites. We have crazy adventures, get into a little trouble, and support and love each other in the best way possible. I am trying to convince them to travel the world with me when I am done with my degree, and I figure I have three years to talk them into it. For now though, I will settle for weekend trips and Skype dates.