Thursday, August 16, 2007

In Los Angeles

We made it safely to Los Angeles, and now it is time to relax and hang out with Mike's family. After two busy and stressful weeks, an abundance of free time where we have nothing to work on feels wonderful and a little strange. I feel like I am living someone else's life right now. And the concept of arriving in Fairbanks in 9 days, where I'm going to be teaching and studying, also seems like someone else's happy life that I am dreaming about living.

Some pics from our trip so far:

The napkin reads, "More legroom than any other U.S. Airline - United Economy Plus".
Somehow, Mike and I managed to sit on the only row of seats that has substantially less leg room than any other airline.

Murals on the windows of the harp shop that we visited to buy a replacement string for Mike's mom.

Driving into Burbank. The mountains are beautiful and very different from the short, conifer-filled hills in Northern Alabama.

Fruit!! Suddenly, I'm surrounded by fresh fruit. The backyard has so many fruit trees and my first ever visit to Whole Foods was wonderful.


Brenda said...

I am not eager for you to marry. I am excited for you to live a dream. I will let nothing deter me from an Alaskan expedition!

Jenni Moody said...

Thank you. It will be so awesome to have you visit!

Theresa Bakker said...

You are on your way to Fairbanks! And the sunflowers are still in bloom. Can't wait to meet you. We should have a bloggers ball when you get to town.

Jenni Moody said...

Hi Theresa!

Yay! I'm so glad to hear that the sunflowers are still blooming there. Not even the grass was growing when I left AL, due to a bad drought. I'm so excited to meet you soon! A bloggers ball would be awesome. :D. I'll send you my contact info once I get there. I'm going to try to find a pre-paid cell phone here in Los Angeles before boarding the plane to Fairbanks. Hooray!!!!

Nicole said...

Where are you now? Have I passed you in the aisles at Fred Meyer?

Jenni Moody said...

Hi Nicole!

We've been staying in a dorm room for the past few days and we just put our suitcases down in our new apartment about an hour ago.

I'm about to make my first trip to Fred Meyer. Woot!!