Unfortunately, I did not suceed in only packing one suitcase. I tried really really hard, but it just did not happen. It would have been easier if I knew what I would need, but I really do not know what to expect. My parents dropped me off at the airport Friday morning. I was LA bound - A very tough morning for them I might add. I do not deal well with goodbyes and my mom's tears did not help any, but I know she meant well. It is really difficult knowing I will be so far away for so long. However, I will be with a reputable program, so I do not have to worry as much.
This weekend, I spent catching up with a friend I have not seen in seven years. I thought it might be a bit awkward at first, but it really wasn't at all! We started out on Hollywood Blvd. I saw the Kodak Theater which was neat, but not what I expected at all. It is right in the middle of a lot of rundown buildings. The theater is surrounded by an outdoor mall. We ate lunch at Mel's Diner which did not mean much to me, but apparently the movie American Graffiti was filmed there. I apologize to anyone who thinks I should be ashamed for not knowing about the movie.
My favorite day here was definitally today. We went to Rodando Beach. It was a beautiful day (75 degrees... unheard of in February at home!!!) We laid out on the beach, went to a FABULOUS Mexican restaurant, and took a 2 1/2 hour bike ride along the coast. I love how healthy everyone is here! It is kind of strange because they do not have a lot of veggies served at restaurants (at least I did not see any). Everyone seems to be a lot more health conscious and it makes me SOOOO happy! I love a place that I can run outside all year long. I suddenly found myself making a life here in my head... but then again, I do that ALL THE TIME.
I wish I could put up some pictures, but I have to get to the airport soon! 18 hours in a plane YUCK!!!!!!!!!
Next time I post, I will be on the other side of the globe!!!!