In between writing about Turkey and laundry/unpacking, I've been livin' large in LA lately.
First up, Taylor and Courtney came to Disneyland for 3 days. My brother's boss flies the whole company and their families down for a few days each December. Nice boss, right? I bought a pass and went to Anaheim to hang out for a few days. I spent Friday morning working from their hotel room, and I was able to catch a photo of them as the went on the roller coaster outside the window. It's a terrible pic, but it's them! I went on rides later, don't worry.Erin, Todd and the munchkins. The littlest munchkin decided to explode like a volcano while we were there, so we had to buy him new clothes. He was a super cute little thing in his new striped Mickey outfit. Too bad I have no photos.
I also returned to Disneyland on Friday night with every other Mormon in LA who also has an annual pass. Well, maybe not every one, but eight's a good number. Isn't the castle kinda Christmas magical?
Liz at the Huntington Library. Other than Disneyland, this is probably her favorite place on earth. I'd never been and I hadn't seen her in months, so double bonus! I will definitely be back here soon.
The Luggage Room, which I'd been dying to get to since I miss my beloved LGO down the street in Phoenix. This place is in the same restaurant group, and I was relieved to see so many of my favorites on the menu. Only downside - they don't let you do half and half pizza types at this place.
Karen, that was for you. I thought about you with every bite. Celisse, you get a shout out too.
he Calls. All four of us knew each other in DC, but I probably hadn't seen Neal and Lindsay in 5+ years? Cheers for reunions! And east coast people!
On the way home, I knew that the Grilled Cheese Truck was in Long Beach that night, and the one thing that I had wanted to try was going off the menu in a few days. I love how the universe lined up that night.
The line was about an hour, but hey, food makes me happy and Kirsten was a willing accomplice. The thing I needed to try - a dessert melt. Vanilla Mascarpone with summer berries and Nilla wafers on apricot pistachio brioche.
Yang Chow. Slippery shrimp and string beans with pork and a side of steamed pork dumplings - uh maz hing.
I hope it's playing near you, cause you should see it. #consideruggie