Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I grew up just two states away and yet I had never been to California until this weekend. I had the awesome opportunity to fly out to California to photograph the wedding of my friend Melissa Melissa Borland. It was a beautiful sealing at the San Diego temple. After the temple we went to the beach to take some bridal shots. Then we traveled an hour and a half north to the L.A. area for the reception. It was an exhausting but wonderful day. I'm so happy for Melissa and Brandon!

Of course I couldn't miss the opportunity to do something "California". First stop...In n Out burger. I've always wanted to try it and I was afraid all the hype would let me down. No let down here, it was soooo good. I did it double, double, animal style. I'm drooling just thinking about it. Oh did I mention the fries?! Oh, the fries!!!!

The next must do in California of course is Disneyland. Of course since I've never been to California that means I've never been to Disneyland either. I probably went on the worst possible day, Labor Day. It was crazy busy but that didn't stop me from having a GREAT time. I was there for 11 hours all by myself. I didn't have to negotiate with anyone or chase little ones around. I just did whatever I wanted. Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Captain Eo, Jungle Cruise, I may have ventured up Tarzan's tree house and of course tons more. My absolute favorite ride was Space Mountain. I would have ridden it over and over had the line been shorter than an hour wait. That ride just blew my mind and made my day!

Last thing I HAD to do was eat some Carne Asada. Oh man, It was heavenly! Thanks for taking me to lunch Sue!!!

I had to share my California black eye with you too. The night that I flew in I was getting into the rental car and totally cracked myself in the face with the top corner of the door. It hurt, but not that bad and I just got a little red cut under my eye. No big deal until I woke up the next morning ready to shoot a wedding with a nasty black eye. So I still have it and I can't go anywhere without being stared at. I'm pretty sure everyone looking at me thinks I'm either a battered women or I got in a bar fight!


Georgia, Jason, and Abbi said...

I would totally believe the bar fight! You go ya mad woman!!! The trip looked awesome and good for you going to Disney Land on your own, I wouldn't have bothered without someone to be with. I probably would have regretted it so again good for you!

J & E Hoffmann said...

How Fun! I bet Disney Land was a BLAST! I hope you enjoyed it. We have an in-and-out right down the street... I guess that means you have to come and visit me!!!