Cover your ears, because I’m tired of being PG. 😛
Me right now: TIRED. AS. FUCK. #TheTragicallyHip
If you don’t follow me on Instagram or SnappyChat…and hello WHY NOT…DO IT HEY…and to be honest I love Snap Chat MORE than Instagram…So, AHEM….you’d know that I’ve been BUSY. Lot’s of BUSY. We had to move Marky to an apartment for her third year of college in California. Let’s just say the house she lived in last year with 5 girls? FOUR OF THEM MOVED OUT. #crazyroomate And because me and Terry are nuts and like road trippin’, we decided to drive her back to California. And heck it was fun! And worth it! I think haha…although my brain is having trouble realizing I’m home finally because the first morning home I woke up to go pee at 6 am and thought: Where’s the stupid bathroom? And MY GOD, what a SHITTY HOTEL ROOM this is… 😀 😀 After all the cool hotel rooms I’ve been in I think I need to redecorate around here!
Ok, wanna see some pics? You got it! Comin’ up!
Montana was our first drive through:
That’s about all I have to say about Montana. WIDE. OPEN. SKIES. OH, and the speed limit is almost non-existent there…85 miles an hour which is DRIVE AS FAST AS YOU CAN in kilometres. #truth
Of course the first place we go to the night we hit Utah is a liquor store LOL. MAN, what a line-up! Never seen so many people wanting booze before. But we got a 50 cent piece as change! Cool!
SO, in the middle of downtown Salt Lake City is a HUMONGOUS square dedicated to all things historically Mormon. It’s…something.
Big main temple. Fucking HUGE.
Another church. I don’t know what it is man. But it looks POINTY. #howmanypointytowerscanwestickonthischurch #DeadliestChurchEverBuilt
Were the Osmands part of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?
The massive pipe organ where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings, which is another church in the square. True story: they started a demo of the amazing acoustics there, and one girl started tearing a piece of paper in half. I turned to Terry and said: What is happening here…Is she doing a magic trick? 😀 😀 You can’t take me anywhere nice I tell ya’ 😀 😀 Oh, and plus there was a library, and numerous other huge buildings. Never seen so much downtown real estate taken up with church crap in my life. Oh, and STATUES….of Jesus…and the mormon dudes…and the moment Jesus told those sick dudes: HEY, You can have MANY WIVES…all the wives… and this all happened during the WILD WILD WEST of the USA too….like get BENT how can you believe this stuff?!!! #sorryifyouareMormon #waitmaybeNO #sorryNotSorry
But, to be honest we really liked Salt Lake City! It’s a pretty city, with loads to do. And there’s loads of hiking around there, and you know I love hiking. So, I think we’ll probably go back and spend more than 2 days there next time. Maybe even next summer.
Next stop was the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah which has been something I’ve wanted to see FOREVER. Pretty much ever since the movie Warlock came out and they buried that Witchcraft Bible book in there LOL!
SO WHITE. And HOT.
Marky made a saltball!
Next stop, Santa Rosa, California where Charles Schultz lived and drew my fave comic of all time.
I almost cried walking up to the museum. Almost.
So much Snoopy!! LOVE.
I didn’t know this one tidbit:
I want this window in my living room!
I could show you SO MANY MORE PICS of Snoopy and The Peanuts Gang, but I’ll spare you haha. If you are a fan, I highly recommend stopping by if you are in the area!
It’s just one of my fave cities ever.
Haight and Ashbury is always a fun place! So many cool people with hair cooler than mine LOL! I tell ya, it was a huge love fest walking down the street with people telling us they loved our hair and with us telling them we loved THEIR hair LOL!
Japan Town…you have to eat there. You just have to.
We also stopped by the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio and they had a Pinocchio Exhibit. To be honest, one of my LEAST fave Disney movies, but you gotta appreciate the art work. No pics were allowed so SHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhh don’t tell anybody I took this pic of the cossack puppet…I’m a descendant of Kozaks, so it’s my right….Right? HAHAHA!
Next stop was moving Marky’s stuff into her new apartment. Putting her bed back together. Shopping for more things she needed. Ikea in Burbank? IS HELL ON EARTH. So much work. And I hate Ikea Burbank. #worstIkeaEver
But all that work was rewarded with a trip to Disneyland of course!
That’s the old front entrance sign which is now a decoration at the Disneyland Hotel Pool HAHA
And a trip to the Santa Monica Pier!
LOADS of tourists here my god
And then it was time to say goodbye to Marky. It was HARDER this time you guys I don’t know…last year it wasn’t so bad. But this year? UGGGH. I don’t know, as she gets older she gets more sentimental herself I think? So she cries…and then then I cry…and yeah…sob scene. And we left the apartment. And then texted her to come for lunch LOL. And then we had to say goodbye AGAIN. I’m a glutton for punishment, what can I say. I just had a hard time leaving her this time.
Drive back home was nice though. We stopped in Seattle which is another one of my fave cities.
Seattle Pike’s Place Market AKA EAT ALL THE FOODS
Then, home. And you realize she’s really not that far when it only takes 3 days to drive back home to those amazing Alberta sunsets. But I still miss her.
What did I buy on the 3 weeks away? Not much to be honest?!! More food things and snacks since we were driving and could take stuff like that home easily. Arrowhead makes this sparking water that’s watermelon flavoured and I LOVE IT and of course it’s not sold here. So I brought a few over the border. 😀 But these oils are one of my fave beauty buys ever!
Shea Moisture Pure Oils
They’re little bottles of pure oils by Shea Moisture and you can get them at Target(I MISS YOU TARGET) and WOW SO GOOD. Just a few drops added to my hair conditioner, hair masque, body lotion, DRY hair even- and instant fix! LOVE them all Shea Moisture! And only $9.99 each! I do hate the pumps though as they don’t work well, and be forewarned that the Monoi one will solidify if it’s cold in your house when you get back from a 3 week road trip. #yayforcold
And that’s why I haven’t been around for the last…OMG it’s been 4 weeks hasn’t it???!!!
It has. OOPS. Yeah, well I ain’t apologizing to any PR for anything. I’m back! And I’ll get to posting about stuff again I promise as I am rejuvenated and ready to blog…maybe… 😛
I’ve missed everyone! I hope you are all still there HAHAHA! And still around to talk to!