Is there anyone in the world who doesn't like to visit California?
Here's the thing about California. The state is pretty much perfect. Yes, the traffic is miserable and the economy's got some serious issues but the weather! the beach! the endless sunshine!
I've always been kind of confused by Californians and how weirdly defensive they are of their state. Have you ever noticed that? Like they don't want anyone else to enjoy it. They don't share very well and anytime I tell a born and raised Californian how much I love their state I feel like they get mad at me. Like I have no right to love their state or I am trying to steal something away from them. Listen California peeps- your state is gorgeous. The weather is perfect all year round. Every time I go there I love it and I want to stay longer. What do you expect?
My best friend and her family live in California for going on two years now. She's got three little children and they are pretty much living in paradise. They go to the beach constantly and spend even our dreaded months of January and February soaking in the sun. It ain't fair, I tell you! It ain't fair!
The plan was for Greg and I to go out over my spring break to visit Geoff and Akasha for three or four days. Then Greg decided to be in a show that is opening this week which means he would be spending eight hours a day in rehearsal.
So I went anyway. I kind of hate leaving Greg, but I also hate sitting at home with nothing to do on my days off. I've got itchy feet syndrome. So a visit to Akasha it was!
Of course, it was almost ruined by the car accident (here) but we recovered well and were able to spend a few awesome days at the beach. We almost forgot that the accident ever happened! (Except for the pictures where Akasha was on the phone. There were constant insurance people to talk to and lawyers and yada yada yada. Accidents are messy and very inconvenient.) Akasha tried to teach me how to use my camera a little bit, I got terrifically sunburned, and we ate popsicles to our hearts' content!
Akasha might be the easiest person in this world to get along with. We were best friends in high school and I am starting to suspect that she was one of the few people who could put up with my bossy attitude. Whatever it was, I consider myself beyond lucky that she decided to be my friend and has continued to be my friend all these years. I adore her.
The only person in the world who might be easier to get along with than Akasha is her husband, Geoff. Together they are seriously the perfect couple- down for anything, totally nice, and never annoyed or frustrated. Even with the accident, it still felt like a total vacation- three days of stress free living and beach going. (And with three kids! Stress free! I seriously don't know how she does it!)
I guess that means spring break is officially over. Boo. Six weeks of work and I'm off for the summer. Man, this teacher gig is rough!