Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Downtown and Irvine last weekend

Last weekend Ryan's aunt, uncle and cousin came to Irvine for his cousin Kayla's competitive softball tournaments . We met up with them on Friday after Ryan got off work at Pink's hot dogs because they really wanted to try it out. There wasn't even a line, crazy! After that we went to Rodeo Drive because his aunt has always wanted to see it. All the stores were closed but it was fun to see them all lit up with their ultra fancy merchandise on the inside. Almost all the stores say on the door front "By invitation only" or "By appointment only". Well I didn't want to shop at your ridiculously overprices stores anyways!

Here we are on Via Rodeo, an addition to Rodeo Drive. I love how it looks like Europe!

Kayla at bat. She played 2 games a day for 3 days in a row, and hopefully got noticed
by some college scouts!

After Kayla's games we went to the OC Fair

I was amused by this!
I once lived in Moscow for a few months so I love all that is Russian!

Okay, this is really gross. We all know the fair is the place for the most disgusting, fried, greasy, fattening food on the planet. This one food shack had some gross fried food like fried oreos, fried frog legs (yep), fried twinkies, fried sweet potatoes, and a myriad of other things like fried chicken, french fries, etc. So then I look closer and saw this sign. A friend chicken sandwich with a donut for a bun served with honey and raspberry sauce. I'm sorry, but no wonder so many Americans are unhealthy and overweight. This is absolutely disgusting!

That night they had a freestyle motocross show with about 7 sponsored/semi-pro riders doing tricks off the ramp. It was fun and Ryan was especially happy that we got the chance to go! These guys are so fearless, half of them did back flips like it was a natural thing because now the trick to go for is the double back flip, they're nuts!

The video on the top shows the mx riders and their insane tricks!

The one of the bottom shows what we encountered on the way home that night.


Anonymous said...

All of that sounds like SOO much fun! Gosh. Via Rodeo looks beautiful and Wesley would LOVE the motorcross show. So fun! Glad you guys are doing great. You both look wonderful! Miss you!

Tara and Andrew said...

Your hair is getting so long! I love it! You might have had it like that for a long time, but we haven't seen you for awhile. Andrew said to tell Ryan that he's looking hot:)
My sister lives in Irvine! I love it there. Super nice city.

Jeanne Greenie said...

Yeah that Krispy Kreme thing look horrible!! i am getting a stomach ache just thinking about it.
Looks like you are enjoying yourself in SoCal :) I'm telling you, if i could just pick up and go, we would be a lot closer than now!