Tuesday, February 26, 2008

road trip lovin'

6 Days - 4 States - 2,044 Miles

Day 1: Friday: 15th:
Best - rocking out to mika's happy ending multiple times in the car (the actual video of this song shows just how gay it is so i decided to spare you in hopes that you won't judge me.) seeing the rolling green hills of northern california. eating my first animal style in-n-out burger. loving the oakland temple! finding a church parking lot to sleep in.
Worst - having my roommate anne spill gasoline all over her pants and shoes exactly 2 minutes into the trip (this required a turn around to the apartment.) driving through nevada. no one should ever, ever, live there.

Day 2: Saturday: 16th:
Best - waking up alive. eating a day old nutella (yum!) and jelly sandwich for breakfast. driving across the golden gate bridge. hanging with myke in the redwoods. being blown away by a fantastic beach. cruising the streets of san fran.
Worst - anne found out about one of her best friends passing away from cancer. parking in the most expensive parking garage possible on the san francisco piers ($7 an hour! are they kidding me?!)

Day 3: Sunday: 17th:
Best - waking up alive yet again (myke took us to the best church parking lot.) finding the sweetest route down to LA via highway 1 and the 101 (thank you google maps.) driving down the pacific coast highway (i had no idea california could be so so beautiful!) eating a real sunday meal at anne's house.
Worst - looking like death after sleeping in the car for the 2nd time without washing my face or brushing my teeth. sick.

Day 4: Monday: 18th:
Best - taking a shower. the beach. not having to buy my own movie ticket (thanks anne's dad.)
Worst - the beach was cold. stupid wind.

Day 5: Tuesday: 19th:
Best - spent the whole day in disneyland. enough said.
Worst - i was in the happiest place on earth...as if there could be a worst.

Day 6: Wednesday: 20th:
Best - having the sun heat my body through the car window (it's the most wonderful feeling and i've missed it.) driving through a desert rainstorm. reading the hiding place out loud. eating at in-n-out.
Worst - eating at in-n-out knowing it would be my last for awhile. almost falling asleep in the middle of the day while driving. having desperado (the roller coaster on the state line of CA and NV) closed the one day in my life that i drive by. being back in provo.

Lessons Learned: eating in-n-out for 6 days straight does not get old. cruise control is the only way to travel. i can drive anywhere and everywhere with my bff by my side. california just may be the greatest state.

*i posted an album on facebook that has a few more pics if you want to view it. and if the comments show up then you can see how myke really feels about me*


Camille said...

Oh, afton, you made me homesick for californ-I-A. I know, I didn't grow up there, but any time we went on a road trip (as a child, a teen, or a college kid) it was to Cali. So it's LIKE i grew up there. Pacific Coast Highway...ah...

SunnyC said...




Geneva said...

gorgeous pics aft! I'm doing the San Fran deal Spring break. Any things I definitely shouldn't miss?

a_hol said...

oh, aft...

i need my mind blown again, let's go back!! or we could just try someplace new...where to next?

i love you, my bff

LetterToKayleen said...

did you take all of those pics? if it's so, then i'm very proud of you. they're perfect.

i wanna know how myke really feels about you.

Myke said...

It mostly feelings of hate borne out of jealousy (Disneyland, Pacific Coast Highway), but time as healed my heart... somewhat.

Camille Elise said...

I absolutely LOVE your photos. I'm taking a photograpy class and have recently discovered a bunch of people who do an excellent job photographing things and I would definitely put you up there with my favs.

Jami said...

I am so jealous! you have such a fun life. and I love those pictures, and who is Myke (whoever you are, I really like the spelling of your name)

theycallmeaft said...

kays: yes. i actually did take all of these pics. (well except for two and the obvious full body shots of myself.) i've never been prouder than receiving a compliment like that from you.

as for myke, most of his comments went a little something like this: "I freakin hate you guys." "Yeah, I freakin hate you even more." "You suck 2008." "As if I needed another reason to hate you."
we're trying to work past this though...

to all: thank you. you are all too kind!

Myke said...

Haha. I think my favorite is "You suck 2008." Classic.

James said...


thanks for finding me. I am linking to your blog. Feel free to do the same. How come I only saw you once on campus? Lets change that.

LetterToKayleen said...

wanna be my apprentice?

call me next week.

chelsea :: stock said...

afton... its time friend.... its time... new post.

James said...

I tagged you... check my blog for details. Its the seven facts thing. I hope you understand.

SunnyC said...

school is over.... your blog-sabbatacle is offically called to an END. get on it gurl, i miss your words.