So, it has finally happened. I have hit the big
It's not as all bad as television makes it seem. I still feel young at heart. ^_^ On the actual day, my brother took me to a stellar place in Little Tokyo where he treated me to some top notch sushi. TOP. NOTCH. It was really good. Thanks, Brother! ^_^
Then, on the weekend, Mr. P took me on a mini-getaway up the coast to Santa Barbara. We went walking on the beach, squiggling our toes through the sand, and enjoying the sights of the Pacific Ocean. I particularly enjoyed thinking that Taiwan was only on the other side of the Pacific. Then I got to thinking about the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan and I prayed for their survivors and those who were lost. We saw some kids on their skate boards and bikes doing tricks on a course. We wondered if any of them would ever make it to the X-Games and thought that it'd be cool if they did.
After our Santa Barbara tour and meanderings, we went to Carpinteria where we stayed the night. We saw a local concert in an old movie theater. It was $5.00 to get in to see 3 high school rock bands performing. We finally realized that they mostly played covers of hit songs, but one band in particular (Jaded Cloud or Faded Cloud) had ORIGINAL SONGS! That really excited Mr. P's inner musician. I was quite impressed that these high school kids had the nerve to form their own bands and perform their own music live!
We also bought some frozen yogurt and ate it on the beach. The oil rigs off the coast look like alien space ships when they're all lit up at night. The best thing about getting away from Los Angeles is that there is less smog and pollution in the air, so we actually saw A LOT OF STARS. Actually, we saw the
MILKY WAY GALAXY!!!
|This picture from usbible.com|
The next morning, we checked out and started our search for breakfast. Mr. P and I have this thing for good American breakfasts. We were going to go to the Worker Bee Cafe but we walked past a place called Cajun Kitchen. You can't get any more American than Cajun food, so we went in and sat down to some good coffee and a hearty breakfast. I had my phone on hand so I snapped a couple of pictures. Let this whet your appetite!
|Cajun Eggs with Home Fries|
|Really moist corn cake and whipped butter *nyum nyum nyum*|
|Crazie Suzie with hash brown|
|Salsa and Apple Butter|
|Buttered wheat toast|
I have some pictures coming up of some presents my Kindred Spirit sent me from San Francisco. I haven't taken the pictures yet, but I'll edit them into this post later.
All in all, I had a spectacular birthday. I'm most thankful and touched that the people who are most important to me wished me a happy birthday. ^_^ I'm going to end this post with a picture of Mr. P and me.
Thanks for reading!