Monday, August 3, 2009
There's No Place Like Home
I went home to California last week, and I loved every second of it. There's something exhilarating about driving down the highway past rows and rows of fruit trees, knowing that every second you are getting closer to a farmer's market where you can partake of the yumminess! There's something soothing about pulling up to the same lakeside general store you've been going to since before you can remember, and finding out the the night crawlers are still kept in the same spot. There's just something wonderful about going home and being reminded of people and places that are so familiar and that hold so many memories.
I spent the week shopping, going to Huntington Lake, meeting up with friends from high school, eating fabulous food, play Super Scrabble, and watching Center Stage's production of Beauty and the Beast.
It was a great week and many thanks go out to Mom and Dad for all the entertaining they did and for all of the years of memories! Here's to...
Baking hundreds of cookies in 104 degree weather
Picking grapes on the welfare farm and getting slurpies afterwards
Fishing with Dad, even when I wouldn't touch the fish I caught
Sticking labels on thousands of postcard ads for musicals to be mailed all over the valley
Making apricot jam, and apricot fruit leather, and dried apricots, and...who-knows-what-else
Swimming in the pool, trying not to puncture any beach balls on the rose bushes, and failing
Camping, especially waking up to Mom cooking over a camp fire
And all the other fun times we have every time I go home!