Monday, July 11, 2011

I'm Back: Did You Miss Me???

This is me and my best friend Lorraine.  And this is probably one of the last times we got together before her family moved to OH. 
This is Lorraine and I in 2007.  It was the first time we had seen each other in over 20 years.  It was like a time warp.

Over the last week we got to be together again.  Her daughter will be starting college next month.  Again, how is this possible???  Neither one of us is old enough for this!!!  They flew into San Diego on the fourth of July.  Believe it or not it was cheaper to do so.    The night before, I barely slept.  I was so excited to see my friend.  I wasn't even even nervous about driving to the airport by myself.  Directions printed out.  GPS plugged in ready to go.  I was ready to go!  And because I am a bit strange, I popped a Bewitched DVD into my DVD player and listened to the shows as I tooled down highways.  It kept me company.  I did great.  I found the airport and got there about 2 minutes after they had landed.  Perfect!!!

Circled a few times and got them.  After some screams and hugs.  Lorraine shared her nightmare of being the one to go through the x-ray machine and then being patted down.  Meanwhile her daughter was three people ahead of her and blissfully unaware that her mother was going through the ringer because she does look "sketchy." 

I am being smart, I found the proper freeway and quickly got on it, looking for the next. I was so proud of me.  I really have no sense of direction.  Really.  It's bad.  Driving. Talking.  No sign of my next freeway.  Driving talking.  Where's my freeway.  Mr. GPS is not on at this point.  I felt confident enough to let him have lunch.Did I mention my sense of direction is lacking?  Driving, laughing talking.  Hmmm...where is that freeway anyway.  And then....

"Did that say, Mexico Border?" Lorraine asked me.  Sure enough we were about 3 exits away from Tijuana!  Since Katie was the only one with a passport, we decided we would stay on this side of the border--rather than cross the border and toss back a few shots-- and have lunch at Carlos Jr...aka Carl's Jr.  From there, I knew exactly where to go, and that crazy GPS still wanted me to go South. 

There was never a dull moment the whole week.  Why?  Because Lorraine and I are very much alike.  Tomorrow I will share random tidbits of the week.  I am glad to be back.  I have missed posting, and missed the connections.  So I guess my only questions is...did you miss me???

8 comments:

Nicole said...

haha sounds like fun! And my hubby can't drive and talk if he's in unfamiliar surroundings b/c he misses turns :) shhh I didn't say that!

Shell said...

Welcome back!

Sounds like a fun week!

MiMi said...

I missed ya. :)
Also, you can tell it was a while since you'd been together, the first picture was all blue eyeshadow!

Amy said...

What a funny story! I love that it took no time for the two of you to fall back into adventures again. That type of friend is amazing. Can't wait to hear what else you did, if that was the start of your week!

mormonhermitmom said...

Hahhahaha! I love you "almost" were an illegal immigrant. :)

Christina Lee said...

AWWWW Loved that you got to do this (you illegal, you)!!

Emmy said...

Yes! I rarely have problems with North/South, but East/West gets me every time. Did you have another picture taken of the two of you this week?

blueviolet said...

Yes, I did, but I was gone for most of it too so I'm glad I didn't miss anything over here!

You crack me up with how you just kept driving and driving!