It was heavenly warmth and sunshine that is otherwise known as Los Angeles, California. I know that to some of you this is more or less a year-round thing, but for little me, February in Utah County means snow, boots and gloves, thermal jammies and hot cocoa, and hours of yearning for summer.
So, I went on a mid-winter's adventure. I traveled to LA with the BYU Swim Team to attend their conference championships. It was so much fun! May I just say that those kids are a blast to travel with! They are an amazing group of athletic talent and high energy. They are funny and young (I was once!) and they are really good people. More about them later...
We arrived on Tuesday afternoon and by 8:15 the next morning I was on my very first train ride!
I think I would love to take a long train trip someday. How relaxing to just sit and read, listening to my favorite Beach Boys, and get somewhere really fast! Before long, the industrialized, graffiti-ed view we had of LA gave way to scenes like this:
What a life!
I want to rent a bungalow and stay here!
The closer we got to Oceanside, the closer to the beach the tracks were. It was gorgeous!
I got off of the train in glorious sunshine and was met by this cool dude and his mommy!
It was so wonderful to see Diana and Lucas, and later Nick. I love these guys so much and to spend the next few days with them was such a gift!
It was GRAMMA HEAVEN!!
More later on our fun times!