Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I Love LA

Remember when I told you not to expect much from this post? Well, remember that you remember. Or something like that...

Between the time change and day light savings and working all weekend I make a limp dish rag look good right about now. But I've had a lovely day.

I slept for an entire three and a half hour flight, waking up only to hear the pilot say Welcome to Los Angeles.

I've eaten blackened fish tacos on the Manhattan Beach pier and successfully fought off pigeons that went to the Tony Soprano school of food recruitment.

I hiked up my corduroy pants and walked into my beloved Pacific while all the tourists took pictures and laughed. The air was cool and the sky was cloudy, but the water was the warmest I remember. It may have been hard to believe from the tears running down my face, but it was absolute bliss.

I looked at all the pictures my folks took in Turkey this fall, ate a bowl of mushroom barley soup, talked to my family in Kansas (twice) and am now ready to go nighty-nights.

Because tomorrow's another day. And I'm home.

21 comments:

Corey~living and loving said...

so glad you made it....and have done some really important things for you.
hope you sleep well!

-Ann said...

Sounds like you had a great day. I'm very jealous of your ability to sleep during the flight.

Mya said...

Paddling in the Pacific - sounds lovely. Blackened fish taco sounds good too! Glad you made it safely, now concentrate on having a nice relaxing time.

Mya x

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I'd like to go to LA one day. See all the glitz.

Crystal xx

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I need to make a trip home one of these days. I crave Hotdog on a Stick at the Santa Monica Pier and their lemonade. Have a great time!

auntie barbie said...

Walking in the ocean sounds wonderful and you sound so content!

Jen said...

I'm happy you made it safely, but more importantly, I'm happy you are happy!

laurie said...

ah, i can just feel your sense of completement. tears, really? wow.

and i'm with -ann. i can barely sleep on 8-hour flights to europe. 3 hours flights? no way.

Kaycie said...

This post left a big smile on my face. Glad you're so happy.

AmyK said...

You sure do miss California. Soak it all in. Your day sounds lovely.

Diana said...

There really in nothing like the Pacific Coast for getting deep in your soul. Nothing fills it when you're gone and you feel complete when you have it back, even for a bit.

I'm glad you're having such a lovely time. Eat, drink and bring us more when you can.

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

No place like it, huh?

Flowerpot said...

you sound so happy - wonderful!

ciara said...

one word: LUCKY!

i love la, too...southern cali in general. it's no fun up here in no cali where all you see are depressing hills and cows lol make sure you have a little extra fun for me, too, while you're at it :)

Dumdad said...

I've never been to LA but would like to one day. Sounds like you had a great time.

Happy in the Abyss said...

Thank God you are back! Somehow the whole muggy, overcast crappy weather seems better now that you are here. Lunch tomorrow, right?

LOVE U!

Kimberly said...

So happy for you. =)

Akelamalu said...

Enjoy every minute honey, you'll be home soon enough. x

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

You're making me feel homesick -- for Florida. It's always great to go back home and see, eat, and do the things you remember loving best. Have a great time, RC

Jo Beaufoix said...

So glad you got there safe and sound. Now relax and have a wonderful time being the one looked after for once.
You deserve it.
Love you loads. x

ped crossing said...

Ahhh, bliss. Have fun and more fun!