Good morning from L.A.! It’s Thursday and this week has flown by (in some ways literally – with a flight to Cali!). We have been going non-stop since we got here yesterday and it doesn’t look like things are going to slow down anytime soon.
I was up at 4:00 am yesterday, in the car by 4:45 and on the plane by 7:30. Before I left the house I had some walnuts and raisins and then at the airport I drank a big cup of coffee before our flight left. I was afraid to really fall asleep on the plane because I knew we had meetings to go to once we got to L.A. and I didn’t want to look groggy and gross. Here’s my large java:
I was able to use the free Wi-Fi for a lot of the flight, but then the computer started making my head hurt, so I signed off. Virgin America is a REALLY nice airline. My only complaint was that I was soo hot throughout the flight. I was thrilled to get off and breathe fresh air.
We arrived around 11 am Cali time and headed for lunch to meet up with a potential web designer for our company. Navigating in L.A. was a little tricky. We were driving a truck that my co-worker borrowed from her friend who lives in L.A. and we were armed with some maps, but it wasn’t easy. I’m used to NYC where it’s a grid and generally the numbers go up and down and East and West. Not as straightforward in L.A. We got to the lunch site, only to find that it no longer serves lunch! So then we had to make our way to a new location.
We finally made it and it was well worth it. We met up with the designer at a really cute outdoor mall and farmers market. It’s soo funny to see Christmas decorations in Cali when it’s 70 degrees out and sunny.
We ate at The Farm and I had a delicious blackened chicken wrap. It had grilled chicken, bacon, roasted tomatoes, avocado, etc. It was delicious – a tad on the spicy side – but I was so hungry at that point that anything was bound to taste good.
I did pretty well on my wrap and then the three of us also had some late-afternoon coffee.
After lunch we headed to the training place for a quick informal meeting. The real training begins today.
By the time we left the training place yesterday Tiffany (co-worker) and I were both pooped. We were even a little delirious from our long day. But we still needed dinner and we thought nothing would perk us up like a little Mexican and margaritas!
They were huge margaritas! We had salsa, chips and guacamole and then I had a chicken quesadilla (I know lots of meat). Here are a few pics (the first is the view from our hotel room):
This last pic is funny because we look sooo exhausted – we had been up for almost 22 hours – we were definitely lagging! Also, look at the size of the margarita compared to our heads. This is my co-worker Tiffany btw – now you have a face to go with the name. 🙂
Ok off to training ALL day. Have a great day all!
I am salivating over your Mexican food. I LOVE Mexican. Don’t know how you stayed up so long and remained alert. I would have been so out of it.
Wanna do the run Dec 13?
Thanks for sharing this link – that was a pretty good article. I am game for the 13th fun run – I’ll be bundled!
Holy margarita! I’m guessing you slept well after all that.
Holiday decor in warm weather is kind of amusing. Although when I lived in New Orleans I LOVED running on St. Charles Ave at night, all the huge mansions were so beautiful all decorated…. I didn’t really miss the snow.
Hope your trip is going well!
I slept very well after my giant margarita. Thanks – I am enjoying my trip, but we’ve been soo busy it’s exhausting!
So glad to see you took advantage of California’s delicious Mexican food. Growing up in CA and always eating the real deal kind of ruined me for NYC. The Mexican food SUCKS here, I can assuredly say.
Haha – I’ve actually heard that from several people originally from Cali now living in NY. It was a delicious meal and sooo much food!