West Coast Tour


Over the course of 10 days (252 hours to be exact), I was able to travel 1367.7 miles, for a total travel time of 24 hour and forty six minutes, and a maximum speed of 98.1 mph (probably too high to mention – it was only hit during  a futile attempt to make it to 100 and I chickened out).  It was such a blessing to get to visit so many friends and so much family!  I’ll do my best to summarize (definitely has never been my forte) and post a few pics (keep in mind this is one of those posts that is more for me down the line when I want to look back on the traveling I’ve done…but maybe you’ll enjoy it as well)

-Depart at 9am to meet my mom for her lunch break in Costa Mesa
-Met with Acosta and one of his former students who is now in HONORS student (see photo)!
-Visit former student in the hospital
-Play Wii for an extended period of time with Acosta. Such a work out!

-Head up to Ventura for time with Becky – got to walk around, talk a lot, run errands, etc. Drew came home to get a massage, take us to dinner, and enjoy some conversation 🙂

-Stopped by Santa Barbara to meet Bethany for some Blenders and fabulous talk time
-Met my cousin Heather at school (she’s a teacher too – runs in the family) and got to meet some of her students, take part of a Foods Lab (chocolate mousse – yum!), and recycle some stuff. We then headed to spin class, the Farmer’s Market for dinner, and I gave her a massage that evening. Forgot to take pics other than this one:

-Drove up to Santa Cruz! I got to spend the weekend with Jen and Jenny. It involved: a crazy pizza parlor, lots of movies, fun friends of theirs, lots of snacking and some wine, a lot of boggle playing, and some rain. 🙂 (This is not a pic from this particular weekend – but we didn’t get one of the 3 of us)

-Drove up to San Fran. Met Ashlee and David and some of their friends for lunch, a walk through the rain, and some fighting of the traffic. So good to see them!
-Got to my sister’s house to see Andie and one of her friends then ran to the grocery store and talked with little miss Andie
-My sister got home and the following few days consisted of: some good food, sleeping, cleaning, laughing, talking, massaging, and running errands (buying her glasses, doing 12 – count them, 12 – loads of laundry, getting her car fixed, etc.). I LOVE that girl!
– Monday we got to go meet my Aunt and Uncle for lunch at Mimi’s where we livened up the restaurant with lots of laughs and catching up

-Left early and drove down to Bakersfield to see Kristen!! We had so much fun chatting picnic style on her front lawn, going to the grocery store, and laying low! We spent the night in with her hot tub, some food, some wine – and LOTS of talk and laughter (if you know me or KD, you know this is no exaggeration).

-Got up early for spinning, work out, breakfast, and chai tea with Kristen.
-Headed down to Los Angeles where I stopped by the beach for some Quiet Time – then went to Gompers to see old students and friends. That afternoon, I got to take Ladejeisha to ice cream and in the evening I met some fabulous ladies for dinner and dessert (Amber, Talia, Rachel, and Elizabeth). Then it was back to Acosta’s I went.

-Went and got my car serviced then gave Rachel a massage
– Met Courtney in Orange County for lunch and chat time – oh yeah, and some pinkberry.
-Worked out and then went to my mom’s where Heather and my mom’s friend Caroline joined us for dinner, boggle, and some catching up. Apparently my camera didn’t work during this time – I forgot to take pictures!

-Drove home early to go to USD to massage some of Jamie’s swimmers before conference
-Stopped by HSE to help clean up but arrived just in time for a lunch break and felt a little guilty 🙂
-Headed home to Casa Schneple for a weekend of birthday festivities for Jamie!!!! (We went to El Torito’s Saturday night with Bekah and Steph in town, then up to the casino with about 9 of us…on Sunday, we had breakfast together (LOVE IT), walked to the local carnival, walked home (had some interesting circumstances here), Bekah and Steph headed home, and we were off to church and then I gave Jamie a massage)–SO MUCH FUN to celebrate an amazing roommate and woman of God!

WHEW! I’m worn out just recounting it all 🙂 It was such a blessing to have the opportunity to do so much traveling over my break! Each day, I enjoyed being in His presence and also getting to experience Him more deeply through the people around me. I love all of you! Thanks for being in my life!


About KarolynK

Hey there! Thanks for checking out my blog! My name is Karolyn (as you probably know) and I live in San Diego with my amazing Husband. I've been teaching Special Education for the bast six years and LOVE it! I am loving life and just trying to figure out if I'm doing what it is that God is wanting me to do....always a process! Thanks for sharing in this journey with me though, I really do appreciate it.

3 responses »

  1. wow. wow.

    sounds like so much fun! are you really going to be able to stay home in san diego now? you might be addicted to travel… =)

    i’d like to see colorado springs on your 2009 agenda, please. though i’m hoping to be in your part of the world around july 18 or so…

  2. It was fun! I’m glad to be home…but as I explained to another friend, I’m not sure if I’m addicted to travel – I just love the people in my life and I happen to be the most mobile right now!

    Steph and I were just discussing a potential CO road trip this summer…if that doesn’t come to be, I’ll make Colorado happen in 2009. This I can assure you. 🙂

    July 18th is going to be a FUN day!!

  3. get it. if i were more mobile (read: need travel funds!) i would be following your example. it is so fun to visit friends.

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