Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving in LA

We like breaks from school. Especially when it involves going out of state.
We also like holidays. Especially when it involves good food.
We really like it when those two things coincide. Yay for Thanksgiving!

For our first Thanksgiving together, Megan and I went to California with Megan's family to spend the holiday with her dad's side. We drove down and managed to keep ourselves entertained during the car ride with our snacks and games.

We arrived in plenty of time for Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday night. I (Scott) got to meet aunts and uncles and cousins and put a lot of faces to familiar names. We ate lots of good food and talked and laughed and had a great time. We were also happy to get to bed that night after the long car ride earlier that day. There's just something about sleeping on your back on a bed instead of leaning over onto someone's lap while wearing a seatbelt in a moving car.

Thursday we had a big day planned. Megan and I and the Graham family went to Long Beach for a whale-watching cruise. We saw sea lions, seals, birds, and a blue whale! It's only the largest animal on the earth, that's all. We had a lot of fun out on the open seas.

(It was cooler in person...)

That night we saw a beautiful sunset at some tide pools. I love the ocean!

Friday we had a full day planned: First we went to the La Brea Tar Pits (all I knew about them I'd learned from Far Side comics...) and saw lots and lots of bones. It was pretty cool.

Then we drove up Sunset Blvd and Hollywood Blvd and ended up at the Griffith Observatory. There we learned all about the solar system. We decided we wouldn't want to live on Jupiter because we'd each weigh around 300 lbs. That night we ate at Ruby's, a 50's diner on the pier at Huntington Beach and witnessed another beautiful sunset.

Saturday we drove. All day. The trip was over and it was nice to sleep in our own beds.