Saturday, July 28, 2012

what we did//california edition

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JUL20FRI We woke up late, did some last minute packing and then went out for lunch. We stopped by the bank and CVS and then got picked up to go grocery shopping for the trip. We met one of Peter's friends and then headed to Big Bear, a two hour drive east. We stopped by In-N-Out and then started our uphill drive. Apparently you're not suppose to use AC when you go uphill. I didn't know that. We started having some car trouble when we got up there so we had to stop just incase something was really really wrong with the car. We didn't want to risk it so we waited for a tow truck and a nice police man stopped to help us. And Peter ask him if I could get a picture with him. That explains the picture above. The tow truck took a while to get to us since we were in the mountains so we killed time by playing games with rocks and throwing a football around. The tow truck got there and only two people could sit in the truck so me and Peter sat in the car that was on top on the truck. It was pretty scary. We got to the car-fixing-place and they said that we could make it to Big Bear okay so we didn't have to wait long. We got to the cabin and did some last minute grocery shopping and had chicken for dinner. We spent the night drinking in a smelly hot tub.

JUL21SAT People wake up super early considering they do some heavy drinking the night before. It's impressive. We got ready and went to Castle Rock Trail to do our morning "leisurely" hike. It was pretty challenging but it was fun. It was a steeper, shorter hike with lots of boulders to climb. We got to the top which overlooks Big Bear Lake and took a bunch of pictures. We climbed back down, drove home and had lunch. After lunch some of us went kayaking at the lake. We spent a lot of time eating icecream before we got on the kayaks though. That may have been the best part of the kayaking trip. I was too lazy to paddle so we did a lot of just sitting on the water. But at the end we raced for (double) shots and since me and Peter really really didn't want to drink, we paddled our hearts out and won. [Special thanks to Christina for the kayaking pictures] We got home and Peter and his friends grilled steak for dinner. We ate and played Disney Cranium for the rest of the night.

JUL22SUN We got to sleep in. We got ready to go eat and had brunch at a nice restaurant called Madlon's. We went back home, played beer pong, cleaned and made dinner. We tried to leave before evening because the drive is super twisty and driving those roads in the dark is scary and dangerous. We got back to LA pretty quick and then went to watch Batman and get mexican food at El Taurino. We got home and Peter gave me surprise presents for our anniversary. Marc Jacobs earrings I've been eyeing and a bag from Longchamp that I've been waiting for my parents to get me for grad school.