California

I drove back to school with Hannah a few weeks ago. After 20.5 hours of non-stop driving and taking turns sleeping, we made it to Hannah’s house on Sunday afternoon. On Monday I  got to see several of my dear friends (a year and a half is just too long to go in between visits!). I also went back to Biola’s campus for the first time since graduation, and met up with my RD/old boss and a few of my favorite professors. On Tuesday, Hannah and I went to Laguna Beach and ended up driving all the way to Santa Monica on the PCH. I love my sister, and am glad she always seems to get me.

Here are some photos:

Sunset in the middle of nowhere, Texas

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We had a minor car mishap that was nothing duct tape couldn’t fix!

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Whataburger breakfast in Phoenix

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End of the road-trip reward: Coffee Bean iced coffees!

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Unpacking Hannah’s room

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Blueberry cake donuts from M&M. I don’t know if this place existed when I went to Biola, but if it did, I really missed out for 4 years!

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Best donuts of my life.

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I stopped by Professor Wamagatta’s office for a chat

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Horton, you never change

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Patrick!!

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My friends and I went to a British Pub in Fullerton on Monday night, and they had BLACK PUDDING! The first place I’ve seen it since I got back from Ireland.

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Emily-my roommate for 2.5 years in college and probably the nicest girl I know!

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Tricia always makes me laugh and encourages me!

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Hannah took me to Sidecar Donuts where we split a maple bacon…

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…and peach cobbler donut (not pictured: the world’s best iced coffee)

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Laguna-one of my favorite places on earth

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Salmon burritos at la sirena in Laguna

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Santa Monica-we went to the beach here too and decided to go swimming. The water was cold, but it felt so refreshing after walking around in the sun all day.

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We tried a random Middle Eastern restaurant in Santa Monica. Is it just me, or do Middle Eastern restaurants never disappoint?

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It’s fun having her for a sister

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After Santa Monica, we drove to Hollywood and walked around

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And then we kept driving around LA and randomly drove past the LACMA, something I have always wanted to see because of this exhibit:

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It was a short trip, but a really refreshing one. Who knows if I will ever live in California again, but I will always love whatever time I get to spend there.

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