This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.
Today was my first LCC meeting and we played laser tag. The plan was to bring the kids, but they had a fever today so they couldn’t come and got very sad. So we are taking them there Wednesday instead. Laser tag was really fun! And I was good at it, third best out of 20, not bad since I’ve not done it in years.
My LCC seems very nice and I’ve heard that she is really good! On these meetings we do all kinds of stuff. So next time we are going hiking (don’t remember where) but apparently it’s beautiful there. And sea lions live there! That will be totally nice!
After the meeting I went practice driving with my host dad. I was nervous at first, but it went really well. It’s so different to drive here. First, the car is auto. Easier to go from manual to auto instead of the other way around. But it is kind of strange now in the beginning. Wonder if I am going to have a difficult time when I get back to Sweden and manual cars. The second thing about driving in the US are the roads. There are so many lanes! On regular roads in the community there are about three lanes. The highway can be up to six! It’s sick, but because of the bad public transport everyone drive their cars everywhere, so it is necessary. And I found out that you can drive against a red light if you are makeing a right turn in an intersection. I am going to get myself a real American drivers license, that will be a fun experience.
After the practice driving I went with Malin, Ida and Michaela (one of the Swedish au pairs) to the beach in Encinitas and watched the sunset. It was sooo pretty! And sooo cold. My frostbite injury on my middle finger started to show and hurt a lot. When the sun is gone, it is only about 5 degrees celsius. It’s so weird with all the palm trees, the sun and blue sky.
When we sat there, watching the sunset I saw two wild pelicans for the first time in my life. They just flew along the beach and that was so awesome! The wildlife in California seems really nice. There are coyotes, rattlesnakes, racoons and probably other exotic animals I’ve never seen in Sweden.
After that we went to Vista and a restaurant called Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que. It was Malin’s going-away-dinner. It was really nice, and the food was amazing. We ordered a big BBQ Feast that was served on the lid of a garbage can. On it were delicous ribs, chicken wings, corncob, potato wedges and some more. So good!
After four nice hours we went back home. Malin told me quickly about tomorrow, my first day at work. These next three days are my learning days and I will just follow her around, learning by watching. It’s gonna be fun!
Oh, by the way, dad! If you are reading this, I’ve used the camera app you told me about and it is really amazing! Most of my photos here on my blog are taken with it, without a stand!
Famous Dave’s in Vista. (Victoria, Ida, Michaela, Malin, me and Karin. All Swedish au pairs.)