I had never felt more ready to get out of my environment. I planned this trip last fall with my best girlfriends because we wanted to travel somewhere sunny and different. Plus it was their spring break and we hadn't traveled together in a very long time. I hadn't been to Los Angeles in five years.
California came at a perfect time. We planned to fly to Los Angeles, rent a car (which happened to be my dream car) and travel to visit our families. We stayed with my Uncle and his family in Los Angeles / Manhattan Beach, Linda's Uncle in Laguna Beach / Dana Point, and Nina and Cas' godmother in San Diego / Del Mar. What I appreciated the most from the trip was that each household varied, in both spirit and taste.
I have a new life that I have to thank God for. California showed me that.