It's spring break and my parents are on an anniversary trip. They asked if I'd be interested in coming home to spend the week with Anna while they were gone.
Vacation in Santa Barbara? With Susan? Let's put it this way: You don't have to ask me twice!
I flew into LAX last night. My parents left the car for me when they flew out earlier that day. As I started drivng home, I was overcome with nostalgia. The radio station was "KOST" and playing love songs after dark. As I drove along the real coast, I sang along to Chicago, a group that always reminds me of growing up. It has been many years, but I grew up in southern California. This is the place where all of my childhood memories originate. How sweet! And how wonderful to get to be part of my little sister's life for a week since we have spent most of her 17 years apart.
Well, I'm happy to report that we're living it up. There is a noticeable difference in my level of energy since I went gluten free, and Anna noticed it right away. We decided to go on a hike in Montecito after the first session of General Conference.
Along the way, Anna took pictures for her photography class. She has to take pictures of 30 different green things. She is so artsy!
The minute we started on the trail, Anna said she felt like we were in the Hunger Games. I reminded her of the significant difference that we weren't out to kill each other. Still, we were eager to take Katniss shots:
The end of the hike brought this delightful sight:
Oh, and the waterfall was gorgeous, too :-).
We're looking forward to dinner and a movie tonight thanks to a groupon left for us by our mom. We hope our parents are having as much fun as we're having (and from the emails we've received, I think they're managing just fine!).