Having just returned from a lovely vacation down south, I am sharing some pics and some good cheer here!

A few years ago I met another mother on a lil website called mayasmom.com; she and I "clicked" because of our age and the whacked sense of humor we share.

Two years ago she and I met IRL, without kids or DH's and spent a wonderful weekend on a mommy retreat in a small funky beach town bed and breakfast joint. This summer, we decided to get the families together so we drove down to LA and had a fab time.

Here is a pic of all of us! My friend has five kids, why? Well, because she is whacked, of course.



Here are some shots of she and I....I am the one on the left.





Our boys are close in age, and the two of them were inseparable the entire time! Between cars, games, swimming, and general mayhem...they had a BLAST together. Here they are, doing their thing.







Our daughters, although not that close in age, also hit it off and enjoyed each other a bunch!



While down in LA, we decided to hit up the amusement park "Knotts Berry Farm". I had not been there for at least 30 years and lots had changed! It used to be a funky lil farm place...now it is still a funky place and it is full of roller coasters! The upshot for me is that I managed to get my brave on and actually ride the rides, mostly because my daughter insisted. I was not sorry, it was a BLAST! And today...several days later, my voice is still cracky from screaming so much!

Here are some shots from the park.






Yes, I rode that SOB!









And this last shot from the park is hysterical because on the way home that night, they swore they were NOT TIRED. LOLOLOL I have proof this time!



We also hit "Hollywood" while in LA....and this was also a fun day! Here are some shots from that day.








I thought this pic was a hoot because I have never seen parking meters accept credit cards! Only in LA...

We had a fantastic get away and now that we are home, and the laundry is clean again, we can relax before we take our next trip...next week, out of state. **woot woot** summertime!!

I hope you all enjoyed the pics and thanks for being my cyber-friend!

~Dar

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scien...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Ok, you two even look like sisters!  I am glad you got to enjoy time with your friend.

I met my dear friend this past week too :)

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Radarma
Jul. 26, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Ha! Now that is something she and I have never heard, she will get a kick outta that one!

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Mandi...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Radarma-- great journal. You look nothing like what I expected!!

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hot_shuz
Jul. 28, 2010 at 1:22 PM

looks like fun for all!!  good for ya'll!

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mama4...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Sisters? ROTFLMAO. I'll take it as a compliment and let it roll. THAT was a blast. I'm said "friend" from Mayasmom. You'll never meet anyone more intelligent, more fun or more sweet than Dar. Never. You people are lucky to have so much of her time and attention here at Cafe 50's. I mean Cafemom. Drink on.blowing kisses

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