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Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm Back... My trip to the SUN

Oh my! The trip to the sun was so much fun! It was really an agenda trip. One of our friends ( L) was graduating from nursing school and me and another friend ( D) drove down to show our support! ( L) was so surprised because she stayed unsure if we would come because the graduation was in the middle of the work week!

Anywhoo we rented this from H.ertz

Yep burning up the highway in a freakin yellow Camaro. So fun! The trip only took 4 1/2 hours to get there 5 hours to get back. We were rollin!

We stopped for gas and drinks in some town. I got out of the car and almost melted like a hershey's kiss. It felt 100 degrees! Sooooooooooooo HOT!  I definitely got what I wanted heat wise!

*side note* I am completely in love with McD caramel frappes It's what I got when we stopped. It is my go to icy treat when it's hot. Okay I'm lying it hasn't been hot. It's just my go to treat! LOL! Last summer it was the iced coffee, the summer before it was the iced tea!
image Mcdonald's

When we got to L.A. we had breakfast lunch at a favorite of mine Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles.
I always get the same thing the { 9. Country Boy} 3 yummy fried wings and a crispy, buttery waffle with maple syrup. Deelish!

The Graduation was held at the C.hevy Cha.se Country Club in Glendale, CA. It was really an elegant affair! I'm so glad I went. It was great to see a friend accomplish something and get closer to her dreams! I personally love graduations. I yelled and clapped so loud. Yeah THEY were looking at me *shrugs*

We stayed at a gem of a hotel near the Burbank airport. Many of ( L) other family and friends flew down and were staying here so we stayed here too. The Marriot Burbank is AWESOME!!!! click the link!
I will be going back with theCaptain! It had less of a Marriot feel and more of a boutique hotel feel. I LOVED it!

We all ended up going back to the hotel after the graduation to eat and drink.
The Daily Grill had tasty food and was really cute to me! I shared some yummy popcorn shrimp with ( D )

Overall it was a Great overnite trip. I'm so glad I went! I will definitely do this again!

We only drove pass the beach this trip *sad face*


P.S. I love this... said...

That's great you took time out of a work week to support your friend. =)

Yummmmm, Roscoe's!!! We have a faux Roscoe's night like once a month.. only we pick the chicken up from a near by chicken spot that has the BESTEST chicken EVER!! They cook it in a pressure cooker, so crispy on outside, juicy on inside.. *drool*

Vee said...

Those frappes reel me in everytime i take my dtr to Mickey D's. Mmm mmm good. We've got Gladys Knight Chickn N Waffles down here and I want to try them sooo bad! lol, as my jamaican friend says "soon come".
Enjoy your weekend!

GorgeousPuddin said...

@P.S. Thanks! MMmm! sounds yummy! I love good chicken! Sounds like a great tradition! Chicken and waffle night! :)

@Vee Welcome! Yeah I get reeled into McD's treats everytime. I liked the caramel because it hardly has any coffee taste. I saw Glady's spot on the travel channel it looked soooo good! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you had a good trip. Yep, I love those darn frappes too. I need to ease back on drinking them. I have yet to get to LA, but when I do, Roscoe's is on the top of my list!!!

GorgeousPuddin said...

@mrstdj Thank you! I feel the same way abt the frappes. I get the small everytime tho! LOL! I wanted to get the big one during the roadtrip but I resisted.
Yes! Roscoe's at the top of the list is a excellent choice! Yummy!

★Starrla Monae☆ said...

I lived vicariously through your description of this trip! It sounded like such an awesome time down from riding in the Camaro to the elegance of the affair and on to the boutique feel of the hotel. In my mind, I was there! LOL. I'm glad you had fun!

GorgeousPuddin said...

@Starrla Well Thank you! It really was a fun trip! I love LA. I want to go back real soon! And do the exact same stuff minus the graduation LOL!

K. Rock said...

Man I would be all over that number 9!!! That is right up my alley. Glad you guys had a good time. A midweek getaway sounds great. I thought you were going to the beach though! Bummer you didn't get to stop.

GorgeousPuddin said...

@K Rock Yeah that #9 is the yummy goodness! I've never tried anything else. It's that good! I did add eggs once. LOL!

Nah no beach this trip. We were on a serious mission. We drove right pass the ocean. It was really beautiful. I will definitely do the beach next trip!

Jameil said...

So cool! Great car & glad you had a blast!! Beach fail!!

GorgeousPuddin said...

@Jameil Thank You! I know, I know next trip for the beach! My friend was all about getting back!

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