Following, (FINALLY!!!) is the first chapter in our California adventure, featuring my mother, sister-in-law, and myself…
Hotel in Chicago: Lovely, and not smelly (after they switched our room because of a sewer-gas /plumbing problem). Isn't the caption of the second photo true of just about everything? I was tempted to steal the sign, but didn't. Promise.
Got to see the photos from Mike & Bekah's wedding
Photos from the plane (Some of them made me feel like an astronaut! Denise, I thought of you almost the whole time):
Couldn't believe we were actually IN CALIFORNIA!!!
As John Wayne was born in my parents' home-town, it was especially important to get a photo of 'him'...
First palm trees we saw- growing in the airport. Palm trees... Love that. Bekah and I waited underneath them while Mom got the rental car figured out. It was rough, let me tell you.
The best $40.00 you'll ever spend on a trip (Oh the stories...) :
This photo was taken after diving across the back-seat while racing down the freeway, and someone yelling, "Emily, Look!!!"