The first stop on our summer vacation was Los Angeles. We flew from Manila to Tokyo to Los Angeles which wasn’t bad at all.When we arrived, the first things I noticed were the American accents everywhere (so uncommon in Manila) and how tall everyone was! When we left the airport the next things I noticed were how amazing it was that everyone was staying in their lanes on the roads and the gorgeous landscaping.
We stayed at my sister and brother-in-law’s house and as it turned out my parents and other sister were there as well. We ate tons of great food (my sister loves to cook and entertain) and I knew her love of desserts was going to be the beginning of my downward spiral. It was. LOL. C’mon, was I really supposed to resist red velvet cupcakes, salted caramel bars and strawberry pretzel salad?!
We got our hair cut. Well, I got color and a cut. Coco got her first trim. (While she waited for me she picked a lemon off a tree. So LA. Love it.) I know of several people who got their kids’ heads shaved in Ethiopia and I considered it because it was very uneven and thin. In the end my love of her curls won out and I left it alone. It is interesting to note though that those who had their kids’ heads shaved all have extremely long and thick hair now.
I stopped by Goodwill and bought two pairs of pants for less than $10 (cause I’m cheap like that), got some coffee at Magic Johnson’s Starbucks (so I could appreciate some brothahs) and marveled at the beauty of the marina over lunch (before I threw it all up in the bathroom from food poisoning!)
It was a great visit! Next stop? DC, baby!