Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Best Spring Break Ever Post #1

Since my Spring Break was so long and wonderful, I am going to split it up into a few different posts, otherwise this blog post would be the longest thing ever.

Saturday March 5th
Me, Jake & our good friend Bryan departed for sunny Southern California bright and early at 4 a.m. 12 hours in a car with stinky boys was not the highlight of the trip but they did provide some entertainment along the way, first by changing the words of the "Teach Me How to Dougie" song, replacing Dougie with "Jake" or "Bryan" or "Shae". One of the classic lines was "Teach me how to Jake, Teach me how to Jake, he eats lots of steak." Oh man I love those boys. After 12 hours of their singing and stinkyness we arrived at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon at Bryan's families house in Newbury Park, which is located right next to Malibu. His parents house is absolutely gorgeous. I knew by the looks of it that we were going to have a great week.

Pictures of Bryan's House:

The pool and hot tub complete with a waterfall.

Close up of the hot tub. So amazing.

The side of the house.

The back of the house.

The cute little guest house.

Sunday March 6th
After getting settled in on Saturday afternoon, Sunday we decided to head down to Venice Beach. I had been to Venice Beach once and that was when I was 12 so I was excited to experience it with Jake who had never been there. The water was too cold to get in but I still loved the fact that I walked around in shorts. The people and attractions at Venice are crazy and out of this world. We went out on the jetty and saw thousands and thousands of muscles, it was really cool. Then we made our way through the boardwalk where I almost owned my first turtle. I have been wanting a turtle for a long time and there was a street vendor selling them for 10 bucks so naturally I jumped right on it and bought one. Unfortunately about an hour later some guy on the boardwalk told me that my turtle had salmonella and I was going to die so Jake sold it to some dumb little girls for 10 bucks. It was a sad moment. I had already named my turtle Tuna and everything :( oh well. After the turtle fiasco we were watching a street performer who decided to call Jake over to help him. It was really lame other than the fact that this guy could walk on broken glass bare footed. That night we just relaxed at Bryan's girlfriend Hillary's apartment.

Pictures at Venice:

The beach!

The jetty full of muscles.

I love this boy.

My almost turtle.

Monday March 7th
Monday we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and go on a hike. Originally we were going to hike up to the Hollywood sign but apparently its like a 4 hour hike and really not that cool so we decided to hike this place called Runyon instead. It overlooks all of Los Angeles, Hollywood & Beverly Hills area, it was gorgeous. We took Hillary's cute little dog with us and Jake decided to scare her by hanging him over the edge of a cliff, needless to say she was not too happy. But we were able to see the Hollywood sign perfectly. It was fun to get out in the fresh air and exercise. Later that night we went to Malibu to a place Bryan calls Secret Spot, it is this little secluded area on the beach. It was super peaceful and beautiful. We had a bonfire and roasted Starbursts and made delicious S'mores and just cuddled while listening to the waves break against the rocks. It was amazing.

Me, my love & Bear looking over LA

The moment that Hillary almost killed Jake.

This is a classic Jake and Shae moment.

My love. The Hollywood sign is in the background.

Our bonfire on the beach, we didn't get the silly faces memo.

So romantic.

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