HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TRAVBUDDY!!

Hermosa Beach Travel Blog

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Heading down my street
Rise and shine!!! Everybody up!!  I woke up at 7 ready to start my day!  Yes, 7.  My body hadn't had time to think of what a hectic day I had before and my body clock was obviously fully functioning.  After laying in bed for at least 30 mins. I finally fall back asleep.  Tracy was in my room w/ me and I hear her get up about nine (8:40 to be exact!).  My phone buzzes with 2 text messages.  One was from a brat who is inconsiderate texting me at the butt crack of dawn, and the other was Julz (@8:41).  She was the only one with her own room that night and she text all the girls to get up.  Guess she had been up for a while.
We lazily get up and try to figure out what the plan was.  Mel had to go to Henneseys to guarantee our section later that evening, but we were going to be taking 2 cars anyways, so after a super slow morning of 5 girls in 2 bathrooms getting ready, we manage to make it out the door by 11:30.
The girls at the pool
  right on schedule... NOT!! hahaha  Mel wanted to be at the beach by 10!!  We laughed at the idea as we sat in Julz room a few hours before thinking about getting up so early.

We all prepared to head to the beach and told Sebastian and Jamie to do the same.  I called Sebastian to let him know that Melanie and Tracy were on their way up, but we all had errands to run.  Julz and I had to do a cash run and then pick up a form for our hotel hook up before we were to head to our hotel for early check in.  Tracy and Mel were to meet us at the beach, get a spot to lounge and talk to the Hennesey guy.
We check into our hotel a little after noon and we all agreed to have a pool party instead of all of us trying to find parking at the beach with a volley ball tournament going on.
The room crashers w/ Mel
  Jamie and Sheila meet us at our room before heading down to the pool.  Warren, Melanie, Tracy and Sebastian arrive shortly after... and we party hearty tb style!!  (
Tracy will have the under water shots as soon as we approve them! lol)
After some goofing off, we all pile into our hotel room and begin the transformations.  With only 1 bathroom, we all took a number and began taking showers as the rest of the group winded down.  Sheila left to get ready and pick up her friend.  But everyone else was in our mini suite.  And I have never seen a suite so mini!! haha
After all the girls had showered and just about the time when we all were almost completely ready, Kathryn and Charles join us for our pre festivities in our room.
The TB mousse
  They were staying at our same hotel and we all planned on taking a taxi van to the venue so no one had to worry about parking and/or driving and drinking. 
Jenn79 ended up showing up at the hotel also.  It worked out perfectly because she was able to drive Mel and Tracy so they could get to the venue earlier than 7 to secure our section.  They also took Sebastian along w/ them since he was staying right on the pier (well, not right on like the homeless guys, he had a hostile) and could get ready in his room.   We left the hotel and Warren at about 6:30 to head to the beach.  Erin, Julz, Jamie, Charles, Kathryn and I piled into a taxi van and toured Redondo beach to Hermosa.
Once we arrived, we were told that the venue didn't honor our reservation and we were all in seperate tables.
Ok Josh, Kelly and Bettina!!! This drink is your ya'll!! lol So you only get 1/3! haha
  TB's trickled in as we ate and played musical chairs for part of the night.  We eventually made it all to one section and the yelling began.  No no, not what you think.  That didn't happen until later.  But the venue was so loud, we had to yell to each other just to be heard.  (It's Monday and my voice is still hoarse).  The sun quickly faded into the sky and the air outside got cool.  It was nice since the air inside was hot and muggy.  We took endless pictures as usual and I took a special picture to celebrate my 1 year anniversary with TB!  And what wonderful friends I have met along the way!!!


I took a quick walk w/ Charles and Kathryn to the pier before coming back and getting pulled to the dancefloor by Nhi.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TRAVBUDDY AND ME!!!!
  I'm glad she did because that got the party started.  With my nifty hook and reel dance I managed to pull in Sheila, Erin, Sebastian, and Julz onto the dancefloor with us.  After we got a small crowd, those who liked to dance just came right up and joined us.  Before I knew it, we formed a conga line and weaved through the dancefloor.  After the superhot dance... super hot because it was freaking hot in the venue.  I began to wind down.  I noticed others did as well and there was talk about people leaving.  There were still people on their way but with only 3 hours of sleep, I was good to go.  I did manage to stay long enough to meet most of the late comers but not long enough to have time to chat.  Charles, Kathryn, Julz and I took a taxi back to our hotel and got ready for bed.  Julz and I chillaxed in bed as we responded to text messages being sent in between our pillow talk.

I don't know what time Mel, Tracy, and Erin came in but I passed out shortly after they got in.
The group!! Thanks Kathryn for making my picture special1! BRAT! lol
  I do recall Mellanie uploading her pics and her laughing in bed.  But I didn't wake up until....

We got a loud pounding on our door.  It woke all 5 of us up and our hearts were racing!  The person on the other side of the door said it was security and we needed to open the door.  We all laid there in confusion.  Julz was brave enough to get out of bed and check the peep hole on the door.  No one.  The pounding had stopped and all we could hear were some drunk people downstairs.  Lovely.  It was 4:45am!!  Crazy!!  Ok, back to sleep!

ocwarren says:
looks like there was way too much fun after the pool.
I just should have known....
Posted on: Jun 11, 2008
kelleeoo says:
Sorry I missed your anniversay. Thanks for the drink!!!!!!!!!
Posted on: Jun 11, 2008
Jelly says:
lol... thanks Nhi! And thanks for dragging me to go dance!! You got some great moves yourself! haha
Posted on: Jun 10, 2008
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Heading down my street
Heading down my street
The girls at the pool
The girls at the pool
The room crashers w/ Mel
The room crashers w/ Mel
The TB mousse
The TB mousse
Ok Josh, Kelly and Bettina!!! This…
Ok Josh, Kelly and Bettina!!! Thi…
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TRAVBUDDY AND ME…
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TRAVBUDDY AND M…
The group!! Thanks Kathryn for mak…
The group!! Thanks Kathryn for ma…
Mr. Jamie
Mr. Jamie
More towels!
More towels!
The girls during the trasformation
The girls during the trasformation
Jamies turn to shower
Jamie's turn to shower
Sebastian and his TB cookies
Sebastian and his TB cookies
Charles n cookies
Charles n cookies
During the presentation! lol
During the presentation! lol
She has her eyes on Charles all ni…
She has her eyes on Charles all n…
GGRRR CCHHHHEEEESSEEE!
GGRRR CCHHHHEEEESSEEE!
Charles and I... my other favorite…
Charles and I... my other favorit…
Pretty boy
Pretty boy
Paybacks a beeaatttcchhh!!
Paybacks a beeaatttcchhh!!
Julz getting embarrassed
Julz getting embarrassed
Ready and dig... opppss Im a prem…
Ready and dig... opppss I'm a pre…
Shaka
Shaka
Smiles
Smiles
Shes a one eyes camera!! haha loo…
She's a one eyes camera!! haha lo…
My other favorite OC girl!!
My other favorite OC girl!!
Miss ya twin!  Stop drinking to mu…
Miss ya twin! Stop drinking to m…
Miss u Will!!!  Told you we though…
Miss u Will!!! Told you we thoug…
Whoo hoo James!
Whoo hoo James!
Happy Birthday girl!
Happy Birthday girl!
Love you bro!!
Love you bro!!
YEAH!!!
YEAH!!!
I call him cookie monster!!  But t…
I call him cookie monster!! But …
oh Sebastian!
oh Sebastian!
Furthest traveled TB!!  SEBASTIAN!…
Furthest traveled TB!! SEBASTIAN…
And flex those bones haha j/k Seba…
And flex those bones haha j/k Seb…
Nhi is that good!! hee hee :-)
Nhi is that good!! hee hee :-)
My Vegas roadtrip girl Tracy, me a…
My Vegas roadtrip girl Tracy, me …
Now that we match, we decided to h…
Now that we match, we decided to …
And heres our coach Erin
And here's our coach Erin
Ok, lets try something else
Ok, let's try something else
And dip!! Yeah!!
And dip!! Yeah!!
Beauties!!
Beauties!!
Plus one more!!
Plus one more!!
She hiding her stash o cash!! :-)
She hiding her stash o' cash!! :-)
And pound it!
And pound it!
Oh crap hes done!
Oh crap he's done!
And now I have to go!  Sorry Zack!
And now I have to go! Sorry Zack!
Officer, my name is Melanie, and I…
Officer, my name is Melanie, and …
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