Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Warming Up to California

Okay, so I have to admit that I'm warming up to the idea of living in California again. It's crazy because when I left many years ago I didn't think I ever wanted to come back, and we came out of necessity for Ryan to have a job but it's turning out to be not so bad. Yes, it has its downfalls (which I won't mention because then I might realize I don't like it as much as I think I do!) but there are some perks to living here too. I was watching "Bridget's Sexiest Beaches" on the Travel Channel and she was talking with a guy in Laguna Beach who said to give California a year and you'll never leave after that. Well, on June 7th we'll have officially been here a year (for me at least, Ryan hit the year mark in January) and I'm staring to wonder if that's going to hold true for us . . .

Here are some things I'm enjoying about California:

Magic Mountain-What's there not to love about 16 roller coasters, quite a few of which are so exhilarating I feel like I'm going to die when I ride them! Tatsu is by far my favorite

XGames-Boys on bikes, need I say more!!!

The fantastic salon I have found called Garrett Markenson Coiffure, it seems uber-fancy but its really laid back and everyone there is wonderful, they even offer you snacks and Pellegrino!
I love my new hair style, and its not as expensive as you'd think it would be.

The swimming pool-Our pool does not look like this, but I have rediscovered suntanning (I wear sunscreen!) and swimming as very enjoyable activities

Year Round Outdoor Activities-Whether its running, mountain biking, dirt biking, hiking or camping, we can pretty much do it year round here. This is Malibu Creek State Park, a place where we've gone mountain biking before

Sprinkles Cupcakes-Red Velvet = pure bliss!

San Diego Temple-I've been to quite a few temples and they are all amazing and beautiful, but this one, to me at least, tops them all-It's absolutely breathtaking, inside and out

Bare Escentuals Boutiques-Forget having to buy online, I can go to the actual boutique and get professional makeup tips, try new products and have a blast!

Westfield Shopping Centers-They're the best!

Sushi, sushi, sushi-So many good places and we've only gotten started trying them all out!

The Beach-Love Zuma, what's there not to love about the beach!

I'm sure I can think of more, but that's my list for now. We'll see how I feel after spending more time here. It's always better to look on the bright side of things, so I'm trying to find all the good things about being here!