Meant to post this earlier, but better late then never:
Wednesday afternoon, December 30, 2009, I was sitting in the living room minding my own business, eating lunch, and watching some Doctor Who on the tellie, when out of nowhere my beloved Kevin decided he wanted to get out of town for the weekend. The conversation went something like this:
Kevin: You know, I have a three day weekend coming up and I want to go somewhere.
Me: That could be fun, where are you thinking? (naively thinking to myself Portland or the coast, or on a long hike)
Kevin: How about Tahoe? Have you ever been there?
Me: No, that could be fun (I hesitantly replied).
Kevin: Well Tahoe may be kind of cold…Los Angeles, let’s go visit Reesman for New Year’s!! (said very excitedly)
Me: Like drive?
Kevin: Yeah, we’ll just road trip it down there, I’ll take Thursday off and we’ll drive down and spend Fri and Sat down there and drive back Sunday.
Me: I don’t know, I’ve done the road trip thing a lot and that’s a long way for the weekend.
Kevin: What else do we have to do?
Me: Well, let me think about it for a few hours…I’m probably going to say yes though so go ahead and make your arrangements.
Big smile from Kev!!
(Okay this is more of a smirk, but I think its a hot picture)
Turns out our much loved and missed ex-roommate, Adam “Doucebag” Reesman was spending the New Year down in San Diego. Kevin knows a few people in the city, so we thought ‘why not drive an extra two hours?’
Needless to say, Kevin and I packed up that night and drove out of town early Thursday morning (4 a.m., early). I slept for the first three hours or so and a few more times in between. We drove all day and ended up arriving in the lovely city of San Diego around 12:30 on January 1, 2010. We missed ringing in the New Year by about 30 minutes but got an amazing welcome and greetings from the Reesman gang. We squished into their small hotel room at the Holiday Inn, which was already occupied by 6 other people, and celebrated the New Year.
Kevin and I were exhausted when we arrived at the hotel, but we had to spent a few hours catching up and meeting everyone. I enjoyed the view from the balcony and the nice cool evening. Sitting outside right now in Washington would have been wet and cold. I also somehow ended with some sort of mixed drink in my hand. Who knows what was in it, but I think I drank two.
It was a long drive, but well worth the visit with our good friends.