I want to go on more adventures. Maybe this summer we will have more adventures. If we can afford them. It will be nice to not be broke and hopelessly job-hunting this year. Even if I have to wake up at 7 almost all the time.
I want to go to the zoo, which is happening after the wedding, I’m pretty sure. I want to go to King’s Island and the really awesome Japanese market I keep hearing about. And the two-story Barnes & Noble. So I guess I want to go to Ohio, haha. Also, I would really like to go back to Santa Monica.
Or maybe to a beach on the East Coast. I haven’t seen the Atlantic Ocean yet.
Levi and I are hoping to visit my family in California sometime later this summer. I’m really hoping we can go to the beach again, because it was wonderful. Visiting my family will be even better this year, because this week they have found a new house of their very own to move into. Well, technically not their very own. They are renting it. But they have been living with my mom’s parents ever since I left for college (almost 5 years now), which has not been fun at all, so I’m sure it feels like their very own enough.
I am so very happy for them to have found a good house and a delightful-sounding landlady. Good things have been happening for them lately, and it’s about time. So much has been really lame for them the past few years, and I have felt so bad not being able to help in any way. I have also felt a little guilty not being stuck in all the lameness with them. I got out of Bakersfield after high school, and save for a couple of long summers and seasonal visits, I haven’t really lived there since. And I don’t plan to. I keep saying if I move back to the West Coast, it will be to the Northwest. Southern California is too hot in the summer.
Though I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss it sometimes. I guess that’s what visits are for.
(Pictures from Levi’s camera, during our trip to Santa Monica Pier, May 2011)