Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June Jamboree

June was a crazy fun month, so much happened that I almost feel like I can't get it all in one blog... However since I already posted about how I met David Arquette in New Orleans it will shorten the post a little bit.

The month started and ended in a similar fashion, celebrating my friend Tess' birthday.  The first weekend in June we went to see Sugarland in concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine and it was so crazy, I knew I liked the band, but I didn't know that I LOVED them until that night. They are amazing live and are so involved with their fans, they brought the fan artwork on stage and showed it off like proud parents, took requests, and even had some fans get on stage and sing with them. How many superstars still do stuff like that? I'd guess not too many.

At the end of the month Tess and her sisters made the trek to the Central Coast and we went out to dinner at "Big McClintocks" in Pismo Beach and then had a dance party in Downtown SLO. Then per Downtown Tradition we made our way to IHOP for a late night breakfast stop before we went home. Menu suggestion? The Cinna-Stack pancakes, they will change your life, its like eating a giant cinnamon roll with whipped cream on top. A-mmmmmmmmmm-azing. Also? I wasn't drunk, so it wasn't boozy munchies that made them wonderful, they just were.

This month was peppered with girls nights, dinners, and just hanging out with friends both before and after the big family vacation. I love hanging out with my buddies, sushi, Mexican food, pizza, pasta, Snow White and the Huntsman, True Blood, and Magic Mike, what's not to love?

And finally..... NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA!! We flew out of LAX on Sunday, June 17th and returned on Saturday, June 23rd. The trip was so much fun, we went on a bus tour of the city, a walking tour of the Garden District, a Haunted History Vampire Tour, a Swamp Tour, visited the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and then drove 5 hours for a twenty minute glance at the Tabasco factory in Avery Island.  My uncle who lives in a neighboring state came and visited one of the days we were there. We ate at fabulous restaurants almost every night. My favorite was Jacques-Imos, it was a Cajun restaurant and wonderful doesn't even begin to describe how good it was. We saw cemeteries, gators, the French Quarter, tried beneigts (if you've ever had funnel cake you've had a beneigt), met celebrities (Did I mention I met David Arquette? LOL), went on a walk along the Mississippi River, checked out Bourbon Street, and spent a lot of quality time with the family.  Happy Birthdays to the Family!