September check-in

Hi friends! It’s been over a month since I’ve posted so I thought I’d get you caught up on my happenings. I guess the main thing was that I started working at the Cypress College bookstore. I started on August 7 with three other people. They are all students at the college. We were trained…

life so far + Escondido, Lady Brain Fest & Ugly Mug

Hi friends! I’ve almost been home now for as long as I was on the road. I’m in my 3rd week in my new (old) home in La Mirada CA. The first week was basically relaxing and recovering from my trip. It felt good and familiar to think of my mom’s house as the place…

Day 24 – Las Vegas to SoCal (aka home)

Sandy & I woke up around 7:30 am and putzed around a bit before getting ourselves sort of together, then we headed down to Starbucks around 9:30 am for some breakfast. I don’t think I mentioned this before but the Rio is currently hosting the World Series of Poker so the place is full of…

Day 20 – Salt Lake City

Sandy and I planned to be a bit more active today. We left the house around 9 am, cruised by Starbucks, then ran a few errands that she needed to take care of. The main attraction of today was our early lunch at a place called Cafe Madrid, a Spanish cafe in the Cottonwood Heights…

Day 19 – Salt Lake City

Today was mostly a day of rest. I didn’t even take any photos! (the featured photo on this post is a mural that was in Park City) Sandy & I got Starbucks in the morning, then read and putzed around a while. Around noon, we went to a movie. We saw “Late Night” and both…

Day 18 – Salt Lake City

Got up on my own around 7 am. Sandy & Marty were awake around then too. Sandy thought I would want Starbucks, but instead I suggested we go out to breakfast proper. So we did. We went to the Roots Cafe. It was a gorgeous morning, and this place is super cute, and the food…

Day 16 – Des Moines to Laramie

I got on the road around 7:15 am and got back to the West Wing Weekly. I dig that podcast. The drive was western Iowa, then the full width of Nebraska, and into Wyoming. There was some weather but nothing major. What I found truly fascinating was the sky. It was beautiful. I couldn’t help…