Friday, September 04, 2009
Ok, it's been a crazy couple of days trying to figure all this out, but looks like my Dad and one of my brothers are coming out to visit.
This has all been happening pretty fast, since they just got back from a vacation that I was supposed to go on (but my finances prevented me), and the two of them decided just to pop out and come see me.
Dad's always wanted to see the giant redwoods. It's ALL he's talked about since I moved here to California, and I keep telling him that I live in SoCal and those are WAY WAY WAY up north.
Well, one of the roomates is heading out for 3 weeks to go visit his family, so that leaves an open bed here in our place, so this would be the perfect time for a couple of them to just crash here. So, that's what we're planning. Dad and Bro here for a week, with a quick flight up to San Francisco for a day or two, and a drive up to the Redwood forest, then a few days chillin' back here before they fly home.
I'm SOOOOOOO excited. Most of the time I just fly home to see them because it's a lot cheaper to just fly one person, and not have to worry about hotel stays (I just stay with the family) but this is one of those RARE times when it would work out that they could actually stay with me.
So, my blogging might be kind of sparse over the next week or so, but expect some pretty pics of the San Fran area, and our walks in the redwood forest after things slow down a bit.
Now, my dilemma. Trying to find inexpensive things to do in the area while they're staying with me. Long Beach has a bit of a nightlife, but I'm trying to figure out inexpensive things to do around here in LB, or in LA. I'd suggest a day at Disney... 'cept that they JUST spent a week in Disney down in Florida.
So if anyone's got any ideas to keep us occupied around here, or any suggestions for hotels/sites to see or otherwise up in San Francisco it'd be GREATLY appreciated.
Ohhhhhh... I'm soooo excited, but a bit nervous. I know we'll be hitting up restaurants often, and I'm going to do my best to keep my eating under control, but so much of what we're doing is just going to be spontaneous, that it's going to really take some thinking on my part to keep on track.
At least I'll be able to cook healthy while we're just staying here, but when we're out and about... keep your fingers crossed for me that I don't overindulge too often.