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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

California Here We Come

...Right back where we started from.

Remember that scene from I Love Lucy when Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel drove to California singing? That was me (not so much Erik) driving from LAX to the Valley yesterday. True, we were lacking a Fred and Ethel team in the back seat, and we were driving a Dodge Charger, but there was a lot singing.

It's nice to be back here after four years. It's weird too. Erik said it was like reliving someone else's life. It sure is. Being here is odd. Everything is pretty much the same including the high school, middle school, major hang outs and food joints. We drove down my old street and I thought I wouldn't be able to handle it. I was fine. A house is just a house is just a house. The memories will last a lifetime, both the joyous and the tearful.

Today we're planning on a relaxing beach day, possibly Leo Carillo or Venice. Nothing too far, gas out here is $4.59, way more than Jersey.

My in law's are the most gracious hosts with a wicked cappuccino maker. Erik is excited about that. Oh, and we were able to grab some CARL'S JR.! Anyone who has ever had Carl's Jr. knows it's the best fast food around. Double Bacon Western Cheeseburger...it has onion rings on it! As much as NY is the food town, LA has got some amazing fast food and hole- in-the- wall places.

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