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Our first glimpse of the ocean once out of Los Angeles

YEAH...it's road trip time! Tracy and Will are on their way and it's time for us to head out ourselves.  Unfortunately, despite what Old School Bill (OSB) preaches about NPP, sometimes plans and schedules are good!!! LOL.  Our mini detour ended up taking us on a 16 hour road trip versus the 6 hour drive home originally planned.  But there is always a bright side to the "No Plan Plans".....you end up seeing things you would've never experienced and might've missed something really great.  In our case, we experienced that and more.  Julz, Jillian, and I learned we make the BEST travel partners.  14 hours in a car and we didn't want to kill each other...in fact, I was sad as we dropped Julz off in Santa Clara, and then dropped Jillian off in San Francisco.

YEAH...road trip revisited
  It was bittersweet but we have sooooo many memories of absolute hysterical antics from the whole day - those memories will last a lifetime and no one can take those away from us.  In fact, I think it brought us closer today....awwwww!  So OSB, I guess sometimes NPP that go awry still work out!!!

Rather than blog about each stop, I just want to focus on the quotes and pure entertainment from the trip.  The pics say it all.....we took some amazing pics from various places along PCH which surprisingly Jillian and Julz had never been.   It was a beautiful trip up the California coastline and we figured out the combination of us three together is a magnet for just craziness.  LOL. 

<< Leaving Los Angeles >>

- Trying to race down the street outside the Alcove to throw all our luggage in the car in 20 seconds while Mr.

Our dessert platter LOL
Meter Maid hurridly tried to finish his last ticket to get us for stopping in the red zone

- The fact that the luggage ALL fit (remember the pics of us coming down - that was a 20 minute pack job initially)

- Driving along and someone mentioning, "Yeah, I was in a costume....but it wasn't even Halloween"

- Big semi truck honking at us to try and get our attention and us all screeching  

 

<< Arrival in Solvang, CA>>

- Cookies?!?! Did you say cookies??!?!  Where??  OMG I'm going to eat everything in here. 

-  Jillian ordering three BIG desserts and when asked if these are to go, Jillian says, "No, I am eating them all now.

"YAAAAHHHHH......OUCH"
Why?"

- Taking pics of every dessert possible and sending them to Mel on the camera phone

- Eating the desserts and asking Jillian, "Hey what does that one taste like?"  "Like this," as she takes a big bite of it! LOL

- "OMG, don't take a picture of me eating that, it looks like a piece of poop"

- Being watched by the gas station people like we are criminals as we buy sodas and use the restroom

- Me cleaning the windows on the car as Jillian takes a picture.  I remind her, "This is the only manual labor you will ever see me do"

 

<<Arriving in Pismo Beach>>

- Playing on the swings and Jillian, "OMG, can you see my crotch?"

- The slides - Jillian going down..."YAAAAHHHHH..........OUCH" as she hits the bottom

- Me, "I think I forgot how to swing"

- Driving to Morro Bay, only an hour or so after consuming those desserts and mentioning clam chowder bowls.

Mmmmm.....chocolate
  Jillian, "Ooooo, I am still hungry!"

 

<<Arriving in Morro Bay>>

- Finding Giovanni's restaurant

- Backing up down the street unknowingly in front of a cop to take a photo of the "Sexy Food" sign

- Parking at Morro rock to take pictures and Jillian squealing with excitement at the beach squirrels, wanting to run out of the car to take pictures

- The first squirrel coming toward Jillian and her jumping in the air, saying "Get away from me, Get away from me"

- Spoiled squirrels - pretzels not good enough - they only wanted to eat chocolate

- The seagulls coming after the uneaten preztels and Jillian taking cover like she's being bombed

- Julz, The squirrel whisperer if there ever was one

- Me wishing I could be the squirrel whisperer as they look at the chocolate in my hand and run the other way

- Finally getting a squirrel to play with me and the butthead grabs the entire chocolate stick out of my hand and takes off

- Jillian unable to take photos of us because she is having panic attacks that she can't see her feet and a squirrel may be after her

- The squirrel trying to climb up in my engine

- Julz being so nice to the little girl that came up to see the squirrels.

OMG, look at him - he's reading someone the riot act
Julz, "Hey, here's some chocolate if she wants to feed them."  Parents, "Oh ok than you."  Julz, "Just be careful, it's a little melted".  Parents, "Ohhhhh, no, nooooooo it's ok!"

- The no pooping sign

 

<< Arrival in San Simeon>>

- Jillian, "Ohhhh I want to climb on it but I am afraid I will break it"

- Jillian trying to look through the telescope and hearing **CONK**  "Ouch" as she hits her face on it

 

<<Elephant Seal Vista>>

- OMG is he wearing a robe????

- Freezing our a$$es off taking pics of the cute little seals. At least they can't attack Jillian

- Jillian and I changing into jeans in the crowded parking lot

 

<< The Drive to Nowhere>>

- 60 miles or curvy roads and Jillian passed out in the backseat

- Every scenic stop and Jillian arising from the dead to run out and take a photo

- Flying by a Highway Patrol car doing about 10-15mph over the speed limit and my heart racing as he pulls out and turns around to get behind us

- NOT getting a ticket as the CHP officer turned off after about a mile or so  *WHEW*

- Julz, "OMG I think it was the Scooby Doo Van" Turning around to find out they were filming some blue car way out on the point.

CUTE!!!!
  Jillian, "Uh the Scooby Doo van is GREEN, not blue"

- Wondering if we'd ever see home again as we counted down the miles

- Finally reaching Big Sur (which is what Mel told us to take this route for) and being too tired to know what we were looking for so we just drove straight through and didn't stop

 

<< Monterey, CA>>

- Trying to find a restaurant as we RAN Fishermans' Wharf as we were all freezing.  Every restaurant had someone out trying to get you to look at their menu as Jillian led the pack, "Uh, no, no thank you" by each one.  Julz and I,  "Well how are we going to find somewhere to eat if we keep running by all the restaurants??"

- The waiter who only had eyes for me apparently

- Jillian getting caught everytime she tried to take a pic of the waiter

- Looking innocently around the restaurant, only to end up making random eye contact with the waiter, and Jillian loudly giggling

- Jillian eavesdropping on the table behind us trying to figure out who was on a date with who

- The seagulls mating outside our window as we tried to snap photos but they were all blurry.

OMG, one of them is loose!! HA HA
  Jillian, "Well, it shows it was an action shot"

- "Excue me, Can I get chu someting else?"

- Jillian getting the bill and trying to find out the waiter's name, Crispin.  Me, "WHAT is his name? Crispy?!!?"  as he's standing right behind me

- Dictator Jillian advising we will RUN straight to the car because it's freezing.  Then getting sidetracked so she can stage photos with ice cream cones, fisherman statutes, and the small car

- Falling off the car during the photo shoot

- "Wait! I can't run with these boobs!!!"

- The random people wanting to get photos of Julz and Jillian licking the big ice cream cone

- Jillian, "OOOHH, I know what we are going to do on this one"  

- Jillian, "Just hurry and get up on it" as I get an entire audience watching me molest a ship anchor

- Jillian, "Ooooooh one of these is really loose"

OMG what a day! We dropped Julz off in Santa Clara and said our goodbyes.

Solvang
Jillian and I talked about our next road trip coming up next month for ANOTHER Los Angeles TB meet up! In the words of Joy again, "Holy Frijoles!!" I got Jillian dropped off at midnight who declared she was going upstairs to immediately blog (Jenn79, you are rubbing off on her) and made my way back to Sacramento where I finally got home around 1:30am.  Text to the girls that I was home safe and sadly, went to sleep for 4 hours until I needed to be up and ready for another fun day in my real world "paradise". 

Ciao!!!....Until our next road trip June 5th! Whoo Hoo!!!

JillianJ says:
OKAY SO I HAVE BEEN DRINKING AND DECIDED TO READ THIS - I LOVE YOU ERIN AND I AM LAUGHING BY MYSELF
Posted on: May 22, 2008
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Our first glimpse of the ocean onc…
Our first glimpse of the ocean on…
YEAH...road trip revisited
YEAH...road trip revisited
Our dessert platter LOL
Our dessert platter LOL
YAAAAHHHHH......OUCH
"YAAAAHHHHH......OUCH"
Mmmmm.....chocolate
Mmmmm.....chocolate
OMG, look at him - hes reading so…
OMG, look at him - he's reading s…
CUTE!!!!
CUTE!!!!
OMG, one of them is loose!! HA HA
OMG, one of them is loose!! HA HA
Solvang
Solvang
Olsens Bakery in Solvang
Olsen's Bakery in Solvang
The other bakery counter in Solvang
The other bakery counter in Solvang
The last counter in Solvang
The last counter in Solvang
Jillian sending Mel pics of the g…
Jillian sending Mel pics of the "…
My tin of butter cookies...mmmmm
My tin of butter cookies...mmmmm
Julz enjoying her Petit Four
Julz enjoying her Petit Four
My meringue
My meringue
My two meringues
My two meringues
Jillians first dessert - a Petit …
Jillian's first dessert - a Petit…
My chocolate poop! LOL
My chocolate poop! LOL
Jillians two other desserts...
Jillian's two other desserts...
Seductive Julz with a chocolate co…
Seductive Julz with a chocolate c…
Wow...she can unhinge her jaw! LOL
Wow...she can unhinge her jaw! LOL
Yeah...Uh, What does that taste l…
Yeah...Uh, "What does that taste …
Jillian enjoying her last dessert
Jillian enjoying her last dessert
This was all that was left after a…
This was all that was left after …
Olsens Bakery, Solvang California
Olsens Bakery, Solvang California
Signs and windmill in the back
Signs and windmill in the back
Welcome to Solvang
Welcome to Solvang
Welcome to Pismo Beach
Welcome to Pismo Beach
Gotta get our photos at the beach!…
Gotta get our photos at the beach…
Me and Julz
Me and Julz
Julz and Jillian
Julz and Jillian
Liked the Pismo Clam! LOL
Liked the Pismo Clam! LOL
California coast
California coast
OMG? Can you see my crotch?
"OMG? Can you see my crotch?"
Wheeeeee
"Wheeeeee"
Oh crap, I think I forgot how to …
"Oh crap, I think I forgot how to…
Tyra getting ready to slide down
Tyra getting ready to slide down
Julz turn!
Julz turn!
Uh, yeah, I dont quite look like …
Uh, yeah, I don't quite look like…
Look at me go!!!!
Look at me go!!!!
Awwwwww, we look so cute 2 hours i…
Awwwwww, we look so cute 2 hours …
Look Giovanni!!! You have a restau…
Look Giovanni!!! You have a resta…
Just beyond the sexy food sign is …
Just beyond the sexy food sign is…
OMG!!! Beach squirrels!
OMG!!! Beach squirrels!
Jillian getting her first pics of …
Jillian getting her first pics of…
Morro Rock
Morro Rock
Watch out Jillian, Im coming for…
"Watch out Jillian, I'm coming fo…
Come closer Jillian, come closer
"Come closer Jillian, come closer"
Squirrel Whisperer in motion
Squirrel Whisperer in motion
Picky squirrel turning his nose up…
Picky squirrel turning his nose u…
Looking back at Morro Bay
Looking back at Morro Bay
Hmmm, turns out they like chocolate
Hmmm, turns out they like chocolate
Cmon little squirrels
C'mon little squirrels
Oh Jillian...Where are you? I am h…
Oh Jillian...Where are you? I am …
Hmmm, I think I see an ankle that …
Hmmm, I think I see an ankle that…
Damn pretzels
Damn pretzels
Mas chocolate
Mas chocolate
Come here you little shit!
Come here you little shit!
Hey look, two almost close to me!!…
Hey look, two almost close to me!…
The squirrel whisperer
The squirrel whisperer
There I patiently wait with my lit…
There I patiently wait with my li…
Yes, that would be a squirrel who …
Yes, that would be a squirrel who…
Cmon.......
C'mon.......
Closer........
Closer........
OMG, you little SHIT!
OMG, you little SHIT!
And there he goes with the whole c…
And there he goes with the whole …
Say bye bye Jillian
Say bye bye Jillian
statue in Morro Bay downtown
statue in Morro Bay downtown
No pooping please!!! LOL
No pooping please!!! LOL
Sign for old restaurant I used to …
Sign for old restaurant I used to…
This is going to be our sign for t…
This is going to be our sign for …
Turtle statue in Morro Bay downtown
Turtle statue in Morro Bay downtown
Looking back at Morro Rock
Looking back at Morro Rock
Tried to get a little closer shot
Tried to get a little closer shot
Hmmmm,not sure what part of the be…
Hmmmm,not sure what part of the b…
California coast
California coast
Julz and Jillian being good TBs
Julz and Jillian being good TBs
Hearst Castle visitor center
Hearst Castle visitor center
Fountain at the entrance- me and J…
Fountain at the entrance- me and …
Jillian and Julz
Jillian and Julz
Jillian and me
Jillian and me
Hearst Castle from observation area
Hearst Castle from observation area
Close up of Hearst Castle
Close up of Hearst Castle
They tell you that you can put you…
They tell you that you can put yo…
Another Hearst Castle shot
Another Hearst Castle shot
Julz and I
Julz and I
Whoo Hoo - sexy! LOL
Whoo Hoo - sexy! LOL
Jillian and I...Ohhh I want to cli…
Jillian and I...Ohhh I want to cl…
Elephant Seal Vista
Elephant Seal Vista
Lined up on the beach snoozing
Lined up on the beach snoozing
Shot of all the elephant seals
Shot of all the elephant seals
Close up of one snoozing
Close up of one snoozing
Hes waking up
He's waking up
OMG..hes yawning! LOL
OMG..he's yawning! LOL
Hes saying hi to us!
He's saying hi to us!
Cute little guy!
Cute little guy!
So cute!!!
So cute!!!
This one was rolling over as I tri…
This one was rolling over as I tr…
Coastline looking north
Coastline looking north
Not quite sure where this was - so…
Not quite sure where this was - s…
Another view of the rock along the…
Another view of the rock along th…
60 miles of windy roads + Jillian …
60 miles of windy roads + Jillian…
Loved the bridge!
Loved the bridge!
Looking South along the California…
Looking South along the Californi…
Jillian freezing and running back …
Jillian freezing and running back…
Another shot of the bridge
Another shot of the bridge
The blue car that was being filmed
The blue car that was being filmed
Uh, yeah, this is what Julz thougt…
Uh, yeah, this is what Julz thoug…
Welcome to Rappas, Monterey
Welcome to Rappas, Monterey
Jillian....Ohhhhh Jillian
Jillian....Ohhhhh Jillian
HA HA HA Gotcha!
HA HA HA Gotcha!
Julz still looking good for 9 hour…
Julz still looking good for 9 hou…
Seagull mating in motion
Seagull mating in motion
Julz Chicken Mediterranean
Julz Chicken Mediterranean
My crab ravioli
My crab ravioli
Jillians Clam Chowder bowl
Jillian's Clam Chowder bowl
Jillian snapping pics of the matin…
Jillian snapping pics of the mati…
Amused with her Seagull pics
Amused with her Seagull pics
Interior of Rappas
Interior of Rappas
Happy Dance! LOL
Happy Dance! LOL
This is where dictator Jillian beg…
This is where dictator Jillian be…
Rappas Restaurant (We ended up her…
Rappas Restaurant (We ended up he…
Mmmmm, fishy!
Mmmmm, fishy!
Monterey Fishermans Wharf
Monterey Fisherman's Wharf
Baskin Robbins or Cold Stone? LOL
Baskin Robbins or Cold Stone? LOL
Me and Julz...as I was falling off…
Me and Julz...as I was falling of…
OMG, another ice cream cone! LOL
OMG, another ice cream cone! LOL
Poor cone was violated! HA HA
Poor cone was violated! HA HA
NICE Jillian
NICE Jillian
And Julz
And Julz
And last but not least! LOL
And last but not least! LOL
Fishermans Wharf Monterey
Fisherman's Wharf Monterey
Whoo Hoo...ride em girl!
Whoo Hoo...ride em girl!
And Julz turn
And Julz turn
Uh yeah...with my audience in tow …
Uh yeah...with my audience in tow…
Seductive....
Seductive....
Sexy.......
Sexy.......
Stupid!!! LOL
Stupid!!! LOL
There be rough seas ahead!!! LOL
There be rough seas ahead!!! LOL