california

This post is a little belated, but oh well. Better late than never, right? Two weekends ago, I went to San Diego with my friend Mallory. She's moving out there in a couple months, but I wanted to use the long weekend to my advantage. Living in New York, I never thought I would actually enjoy California. From the outside it seemed too slow, people always talk about how they physically get somewhere (see "Californians" by SNL), and they are automatically 3 hours behind the rest of the world (i.e. New York).

Once I got there though, I think I fell in love a little. Granted, it had been snowing and wicked cold in New York, so I could have fallen in love with a photo of the sun, but still. I really, really loved California! It was gorgeous, green, sunny, never too hot (homegirl does not like to sweat when she doesn't need to), and always chilled down at night. There was one part where we drove for a couple hours, right as the sun was setting. It was so beautiful, but more than that, the air felt amazing. I've never felt so content and comfortable being outside before. Usually, I'm either too hot or too cold.

The people I met were great too! Everyone was definitely a bit more chilled out than on the East Coast, but that was exactly what I needed. We did drive a lot, and people did tend to talk about their physical journey of what routes they drove, but that was okay.  New Yorkers also talk about that, but it's just Subway lines or walking routes instead.

Gorgeous view
Gorgeous view
Even the seals have it made!
Even the seals have it made!
Mal & I
Mal & I
Interesting cemetery in Old Town
Interesting cemetery in Old Town
Sunsets - they're my favorite!
Sunsets - they're my favorite!
Interesting flower
Interesting flower
In-n-Out - enough said!
In-n-Out - enough said!
Another sunset. They never get old to me
Another sunset. They never get old to me
From a drive
From a drive

We went to Universal, and I think my jaw was open in awe the whole time. I just love all things entertainment - TV shows, film sets, stars, the lots they shoot on, the props, everything!

Welcome to Universal Studios!
Welcome to Universal Studios!
Obligatory photo opp
Obligatory photo opp
Hollywood, I see you!
Hollywood, I see you!
Universal, it was a great time!
Universal, it was a great time!
London in the sunshine
London in the sunshine
Susan Delfino's House on Wisteria Lane
Susan Delfino's House on Wisteria Lane
NCIS vehicles getting ready for a show
NCIS vehicles getting ready for a show
Jurassic Park - beautiful, yet scary
Jurassic Park - beautiful, yet scary
A real transformer!
A real transformer!
Beautiful trees!
Beautiful trees!
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DSC03931
Studio Lots
Studio Lots
Mal & I
Mal & I
Welcome to Universal Studios!
Welcome to Universal Studios!

Also, all of my photos were just bright and cheery - which made me even happier!