Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wicked!

Amazing. Absolutely Amazing. If you have the opportunity to see it, I highly highly recommend it (I hear it's coming to SL, albeit rather pricey). I'm really glad that Dan and I had the opportunity to see this.
Today was a perfect day for me. Dan and I were able to sleep into today and the nice thing was that even though we had an agenda (shocking, I know) we weren't in any hurry. So we got ready to go to the Temple, but I made Dan stop off at Redondo Beach first so I could take pictures. He was good enough to oblige me :) The Temple was amazing. I couldn't believe how big it was. There were only 20 people in our session, so maybe it seemed bigger than it was, but the rooms were huge. I felt so much peace and happiness and contentment there. Most of the time I'm feeling very rushed when we go. Rushed to get back to the kids, rushed to do whatever I feel like I have to do next, etc. Today, no rushing, and it was amazing the difference. And we also ate in the Temple cafeteria (which I have never done before). Actually, this turned out to be our "fanciest" meal. Which isn't saying much, but it wasn't fast food. I then made (yes, this was my vacation, apparently not Dan's) Dan take me to the beach to go play...or lay in the sand and read. We stayed at the Santa Montica Beach for a hour or so then found our new hotel (a long way away...especially in rush hour traffic) and got ready to go to Wicked. I find it very ironic that the nicest hotel we've stayed at has been our cheapest hotel. So even though the hotels weren't thought out well, at least the crappiest hotel was first, and we ended with the nicest.
It was a great vacation, and I'm glad that we were able to do it.
Oh, and for everyone who heard about the earthquake...you know more about it than we do. We didn't feel anything although supposedly we were in the area and it was felt over in Nevada as well. I'm thankful. Not that it happened and that people in Nevada felt it, but that I didn't feel it (that would have been scary) and that we are safe.

9 comments:

Matt and Erin Pitcher said...

Hey, this is Amber LaBau's sister, Erin. I love Wicked, too! Glad you're having fun on vacation!

Jessica said...

Wicked rocks! Don't read the book though. It's offensive, and the plot is much better in the play.

There was a small earthquake once when I lived in CA. I was still half asleep and thought someone was shaking the bed. By the time I realized what was happening, it was over. I still live in fear of an earthquake in SL though, since we live right on the fault line and I have a feeling that it won't be small when it happens.

Was it the LA temple you went to? That's a pretty one. My favorite is the San Diego one though.

Christie said...

Sounds like you guys had a great trip, can't wait to see the pictures!

Rorie said...

I'm glad your trip ended on a good note. :) And glad that you didn't feel the earthquake. I've felt a few small ones. Not too scary, but again, they were small. Drive safe on your return trip! (And you can always stop in and see us on your way back!)

Andrea said...

Your post makes me sad because I'm sensing that this will be your last one for quite awhile. SNIFF!

Anyway, glad you had a great time!

Loni said...

What makes it so amazing? The music? The costumes? the acting?

NicKim Family said...

How fun that just you and Dan were able to get away...Nick & I were just talking about getting away alone...I think it would be hard for me, but you gotta do what you gotta do!! I'm glad you guys ended up in a once hotel!!

michelle said...

I don't even know the story line. What is it about?

Jer and Jules said...

I'm so glad you got to see Wicked! It is such a fun show. I remember wishing it was start all over again as soon as it ended!
I hope you had an awesome trip and didn't let missing the kids get you down too much! Glad to see that you're back to blogging!