Wednesday, July 11, 2007

LA – I Love It!

After our narrow escape from Stockton (okay I’m exaggerating greatly), we arrived in LA around 8:15 am (Pictured above is my son's apartment complex). This gave us a good long day with our son. It was so good to see his face. He was so happy to show us his apartment and his new car. He had been without a car for a month and half because of the accident. The other person was in the wrong and caused plenty of delay but finally he received his check and was able to buy a car. (Pictured below is his sweet ride.)

The two Toms unloaded the van. Of course they wouldn’t let me lift anything. My job was to keep an eye on the van. But I was under strict orders that if someone wanted the van and the stuff inside, to let them have it. (My son is very protective like his dad.) I smiled the whole time watching them work together.

Unfortunately we were not able to bring his bed because it didn’t fit. We decided to take him shopping for a new bed. It took some convincing but we won. Sleeping on an air mattress had not been comfortable, but my son wouldn’t complain about that.

I wanted to experience an In and Out burger. (Pictured below.) Any one I’ve met from California talked it up. It was a good burger.

That’s my boy below at In and Out.
And that’s my honey.

Driving around you couldn’t help but notice all the palm trees. The pictures below are for you Tina.


After we bought a bed, we found a couch at a thrift store. Then we went food shopping. What kind of mom would I be if I didn’t cook him a meal? So I made him chicken cutlets and pasta with broccoli. It was great fun for me to cook my son a meal. We really enjoyed doing the mom and dad thing on this trip. We also stopped at this great mall where we checked out the new iPhone. Really cool.

Next up – Hollywood.

© Nadine Z. 2007

17 comments:

~Crystal~ said...

I hope you are having a fun trip in Cali! Your sons apartment life, reminds me of when I moved to LA. I too slept on an air mattress.

In & Out, oh how I miss that place!

Can't wait to hear about the Hollywood adventure.

Diane said...

What a fun trip! Isn't it just the best visiting your son in HIS place! And what a joy and blessing to do a few "mom" things for your grown son.

There is life after they move out--isn't there! And what will I do with that time when I am no longer pre-reading his college books!!!! You are right, Sophie's World is a very interesting read...worth the few hours (actually, I think it took 8 hours to complete) to read. Of course, I am a non-traditional psychology student working on her graduate degree...so it fit right within my interest level. So wish I had read it before I took Philosophy 101!!!! It is not only a really great read...it is a really great survey of Philosophy!

Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Diane

Karolee said...

Love the new look on your site! Looks like you've been busy while I've been gone. I look forward to reading all your entries and catching up.

Art said...

I'm glad to see that you are enjoying this trip. The fun you are having is so apparent in your posts. Keep us posted.

marykathryn said...

What a cute place!! So sweet that he was excited to show the folks how he has made it on his own..That's a true man!! Cracked me up about the van and to let the "bad guys" have it all..LOL
love the pics!!

Elle*Bee said...

I'm glad you're having a good time. Stay safe and have fun!

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Dedee said...

I can't wait!

LA is fun!

palmtreefanatic said...

oooooooooooooooooooooooh
What a fun Trip and those palm trees are absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks for thinking of me Nadine!
I never been there... Can't wait to hear about the rest...

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Looks and sounds like you are having a fab time!
Look out Hollywood!

I love that you made him a home cooked meal, what a great mom you are.

Shionge said...

This is so wonderful Nadine and yes to be able to fuss over our children is so fun :)

Have not come across In & Out Burger but shall check it out if ever I step on America soil again ;)

Hollywood....whopee!!!

Demara said...

It looks like your having a blast Nadine!

(I replied you on my blog, btw.)

eph2810 said...

I am so glad that you had a great time with your son. Of course you had a cook a meal...
Hm - the palm trees looks just the ones we have in Arizona...
Looking forward reading you adventure in Hollywood.

Blessings to you and yours.

Louise said...

Oh sounds like SO much fun!! I am so happy for you!! What great parents you are!!! Your son is blessed!

I can't wait to see what my kids are up to at that age and if we'll be driving their stuff to them and buying them a bed....oh gets me teary eyed to think that could ever happen...I'll enjoy the kids they are now!!!!

pinks & blues girls said...

I had my first In 'N Out burger when I was in Orange County, CA four years ago - loved it!

Your son is a cutie!! (Is it weird for me to say that? Don't worry, I am married!!)

Jane, P&B Girls

Mrs.Martin said...

Your son looks so hip and cool Nadine! My daughter would think he was just It.

Love the palm trees too.

Anonymous said...

I know Tommy appreciated your cooking! Nadine is an excellent cook, and hostess...
Helen