Well we're back and I figured I should get this thing updated. California leaves me with mixed emotions. So I will explain. First of all the cheap flight we got was an indirect flight, just for the flight to California. Our plane was delayed at SLC for an hour and a half. They tried moving everyone around because some people would only have 7 minute layovers. When we finally got on the plane we were right by the engine and US Airways charges $2 for a can of soda! That's a little over kill if you ask me. So our two hour layover was now twenty minutes. We ran to the nearest food we could find and ended up buying some Burger King that reminded me why I NEVER eat there. Then we hoped on the plane and took off again. I have never experience as much turbulance as we did on this trip. It was unreal...and I would venture to guess that the pilot was not trying to be gentle. We turned so quickly I would get nervous we were crashing.
Then we landed and California felt wonderful and aside from the terrifying driving we endured while we were there (not from others)...I have decided that all of the crazy drivers in California must be just like the Nate's grandma. ;) We got to the house and had a nice relaxing time. WICKED was fantastic! Best part of the whole trip! I officially tried In n out Burger for the first time...(not that great). And spent some time with Rae (Nate's sister) It was a lot of fun and it was nice to actually get to know her a little better.
The best story I can offer up from this trip is this one:
We had just finished grocery shopping and Nate's Grandma was driving we were leaving the parking lot and a car was pulling out of a stall. They stopped as well as Grandma stopped. She waited just long enough they figured she was letting them out. So they pulled out and as they did Grandma started honking. When they were all of the way out and we started to pass them Grandma flipped them off! Not kidding! She then leaned over to Nate and patted him on the knee and said, 'I just flipped him off.' She was kind of excited. then she said, 'I don't like to do that, but sometimes...' It was pretty hilarious. Well there's California in a nutshell.