Dani, one of the girls I've known through youth group called to say she had no one to take her to college in Southern California. I had told her months before to let me know if she found herself headed out there alone and I'd see what I could do to make sure she didn't move across the country by herself.
I asked Steve what he thought and he gave the OK.
Within 2 weeks I had booked our flights.
Shortly after that our hotel room, rental car and of course contacted our local SoCal friends.
September 1st was our departure date and before I knew it Steve and I headed out to the west coast just a few hours before Dani.
As part of her graduation gift I told her we'd check some bags for her. Here is Steve with our portion of moving our "niece" to college, mind you she arrived with just about as much stuff.
After getting the rental car we checked into our hotel, unloaded our belongings and made the trek back to the airport to pick her up.
Somehow we managed to load up all her bags as well as bags from trip #1 to Wal-mart.
We then made our way to the campus and set out to find her dorm room!
It was fun to watch her walk and look for her room number...
Signs lined the halls welcoming the new students...
and then we found it!!
The baptism pool, rumor has it kids climb the trees to catch a peak.
Riding to the west side of the campus on the trolley system
Outside of the library with the San Angeles National Forest in the background.
The wailing wall.
There was a really neat hallway/exhibit area with really thought provoking and creative pieces of art; this one was perhaps my favorite. While beautiful is circled many other lies we tend to believe about ourselves are all over this crossword-- can you fin them? and if you believe any of them be reminded that you are beautiful.
So there it is the reason we made the trip to the west coast.
More to come, after all we travelled into the mountains behind Azusa, visited the Pacific Ocean, the high desert and of course Yosemite!!
More to come--