Nov 16, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
Two days later...
So the rain let up just long enough for me to go to an outdoor shopping mall. I went into one store for about twenty minutes and then came out to the pouring rain and got soaked on the way to the car. Regardless of the weather I still loved Santa Barbara. It reminds me a lot of Santa Cruz but it's a lot bigger. It kind of surprised me because I don't like southern California as much as northern, but Santa Barbara definitely made it into my list of favorite California cities. I''ve been home for 2 days now. Normally, no matter how much fun I am having, a small part of me is ready to go home. I am still waiting for that feeling...so far I just miss California. Oh well, today it's back to work. The California trip was really fun. I loved seeing everyone again and going to places I hadn't gone in years.
During the drive last night, somewhere between Fremont and Santa Barbara it started pouring rain. I was hoping it would let up overnight, but it hasn't. This sucks because I've never seen Santa Barbara and it looks like today won't be the day that I see it. I'll figure out something to do...my flight doesn't leave until 10:30 tonight from LAX. It could have been worse...at least it didn't rain in San Francisco. I really don't want to go home...I'd rather drive back up to Santa Cruz or San Francisco, but tomorrow is Thanksgiving so it's off to my parents house and I get to see Raina for the first time in nearly two weeks. Yay! Besides, we all know that I can't sit still for long. I still really want to go to Spain and Italy, and England also...I should really start saving for those. If I go to Seattle and Portland though I'd only have to save for a few weeks as opposed to the few months that saving for Europe would require. I'll stay still for the holidays though...maybe by February I can go somewhere again. Stay tuned! :) And I've given up on trying to figure myself out...I have a traveling addiction and it's not gonna go away any time soon so I might as well enjoy myself. I will post pictures later if I get any but they won't be the greatest because of the rain. All I need is a small break in the rain...come on hour or two of sunshine!