When your time somewhere is finite, you feel the need to maximize it. So, as I’m planning on leaving for the summer in a few very short weeks, I’ve come to realize that it is time to do everything that I’ve been hypothetically planning since I moved back home last summer. That list includes:
Go to the desert
Disneyland (okay, I have been several times but want to go once more!) Explore different parts of LA Go to the beach Reconnect with friends who live outside my little bubble Shenanigans
Host a party
So far, this list is looking pretty achievable; I’m scheduled to go camping next weekend in Mammoth, and this weekend I crossed off reconnecting, shenanigans, and exploring different parts of LA.
I suppose we didn’t explore so much as visit one bar in Eagle Rock, a city that walks the line between seedy, hipsterdom and re-gentrification. The festivities began with wine and beer at a friends apartment, which quickly turned into an impromptu ’90’s sing-a-long, progressed to The York, finally concluding with more singing, tacos so hot that only a few of us could finish them, and several of our party almost getting stuck in a tractor. We recapped the evening over brunch at Auntie Em’s, an amazing eatery that specializes in locally-grown, delicious, and incredibly fresh products.
If my summer adventures are anything like these, I have no doubts that it will be an epic journey.