Sunday, December 16, 2012

On the Road Again.

 Well, it has been long enough.
Summer has seen the cobwebs on this blog, and now, finally, after another quarter at school, I've decided to dust off this ol' girl and let you know how life has been. 

Fall quarter of my sophomore year at UCLA is over and done with (Eek! Time flies by so fast!) and what better way to commemorate the end of finals and get back home than with a road trip? 

We were just driving out from lunch off the Grapevine when a shop marked "Antique Mall" caught my eye. Driving with two other boys, I wasn't so sure they'd be up for the adventure, but Matt and Jason were all for it!
And lo and behold, an adventure we did have... 

The shop was jam-packed with goodies from every era, from unopened Coca Cola bottles from the late 1800s (Matt picked up one of those!) to WWII radios.

A couple of the rooms were decorated such that they seemed to belong to little houses of their own!

And don't even get me started on the soda memorabilia.

There was even a large box of 1960's drug store sunglasses, which Jason so wonderfully modeled for the world.

The best part, though, was when we walked outside to continue the long drive and it was snowing.
In California! Snow!
Granted, it was little-pieces-of-ice snow, and it all melted two seconds after landing on your jacket, but snow.
You can tell by our faces we were pretty stoked.

In all, we were on the road for about 6 hours.
We kept ourselves entertained by listening and singing along to the soundtracks of various musicals and movies (Les Mis, Wicked, every single Disney movie ever).

But the best surprise was yet to come! 

Before driving to Matt's home, we stopped by two of the most magical houses ever. We tuned into a radio station playing Christmas music that worked only within a 100 foot radius and watched with delight as the lights of the two houses lit up in time to the music!

I mean, I've seen it done on Youtube before but I didn't know that these people really existed in my plane of existence!

It's good to be home.