Thursday night, after I got home from work, we grabbed our bags and headed for the bus to the airport. We were going back to SoCal!
Of course, our flight was delayed (are they ever on time these days?) and we were stranded at the airport for a couple of hours, but I am thankful for two things, a) Sacramento Airport has free Wi-Fi (thumbs up!) and b) I had decided to bring my laptop!
Our plane was supposed to leave at 8:45 p.m., but we didn’t get on the plane before 10:30 p.m. and subsequently into Burbank after midnight. And then, we had another 1-hour drive up to Ventura before us. We were in bed by 2 a.m. and gladly so.
We skipped breakfast Friday morning and went to the beach instead. It was a little bit overcast, but it was quite warm and the beach was beautiful.
I even dared to try the water and held my big toe in the water… brrr. Cold!
Afterwards, we went to “Tony’s pizza” for an early lunch.
I wanted to get my caffeine-fix next door, like I always do, but to my shocked surprise, the “Bad Ass Café” was gone! I cringed at the site of the empty building with a “for lease” sign in the window.
I might have shed a few tears, too. Man, I loved this place.
Other belated anniversary activities included a trip to (Old) Pasadena (we’ve always talked about checking out Pasadena and had always put it off), take-out dinner from Denny’s (don’t ask about it!), a yummy breakfast at Russel’s and lots of relaxing!
We caught a flight back to Sacramento on Saturday afternoon, because we had plans to hang out with our new friends S and T on Saturday evening. We met up at 7 p.m., had some yummy Mexican Food and walked around Downtown a bit (it was 2nd Saturday) but quickly decided to head to S and T’s place to play some card games (Apples to Apples). It was so much fun, OMG, and we laughed so hard. We hadn’t had a game night with people in ages! Note to self: You have to do this more often!
P.S. I want to mention and emphasize how very pleased I am that we could take a bus to and from the airport and that it leaves just a few blocks from the apartment. It’s so convenient (if you don’t have much luggage), it drops you off right in front of the terminal, and we only paid $8/round trip for two people. That won’t even cover one day of parking your car at the airport! Hey, and it’s good for the environment, too!