Saturday, March 12, 2011

Californication Day 4: The TSS Mini Reunion in SD and New Year's Eve in LA

The feeling is universal! The TSS Sistahs finally met in person. And we were transported to San Diego right away where we had our Italian Dinner and mini-reunion with another Filipina Blogger and her Family.

The travel time from Universal Studio to San Diego was awesome. It was awesome because it felt so much home. Two hours of getting stuck in a traffic wasn't fun but it certainly flooded me with good memories of home. As soon as we reached Betchai's abode we just freshened up and went straight to an Italian Restaurant in Coronado Island where we met Rose and her family. It was a delicious reunion of sort.

After dinner we headed home and the TSS Sistahs finally bonded. We chatted and laughed till 5 in the morning over Chay's chocolate cake [especially made for the TSS Reunion] and endless cups of tea. We went to bed only to get up after an hour to get ready to go to La Jolla and Torey Pines.

My 4th day in California started with Binagooang Baboy for breakfast.
From there we went straight to explore Torey Pines Gliderport...

and went bird watching...
and enjoyed taking pictures of seals and at La Jolla.

It was indeed a whole day of fun with my TSS family and before the day ends I was on a train on my way back to LA. From the Union Station, my cousin Joey and Javier picked me up and in no time we were preparing food for our Noche Buena with Carmen.

After cooking pancit and had my first taste of "turon" after 4 long years... I passed out and dreamed about the Rose Parade.

[Photo Credits: Doods and Tess, Betchai]

This is one of 'MERICA Posts Series. A regular post dedicated to my HOME away from home.

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1 comment:

betchai said...

oh, love thinking about this, that was so fun and wish we can have another get together again, soon. miss you, Ruthi.