We stopped in Vegas for food and to run around a bit. Vegas is amazing!! The streets were covered with flashing lights, huge buildings, and thousands of people.
We finally made it to Jake and Josh's house in Brea, California at about 1:20 am. The Fletcher family was so nice and got Mikele a cake and balloons for her birthday. We sang to her and had some cake and then hung out until about 5 am when we finally decided to fall asleep. We woke up and met Josh and Jake's family...who are all so sweet!! We packed up the car and headed off to Huntington Beach.
The day consisted of swimming in the beach (which was cold, but once your body numbed up bit, it wasn't bad at all), laying on the beach, shopping on the peer and main street, getting henna tattoos, ice cream at Ruby's, a bon fire with the Fletcher family on the beach, Fletcher family home videos...their dad would have shown them to us all day if we had let him, late night taco run and falling asleep on the couch while watching a movie.
Sunday was a very relaxed and laid back day...which turned out to be really fun. We went to part of church and then Josh tricked us into taking a 2 hour nap. We hung around their house until we had dinner and more of Josh and Jake's family. Then we took their dogs on a walk to the park with their dad. The park was full of orange trees, which I thought was so cool and they ended up being really good! At about 1 am, we decided to go get some food at 7-11 and ended up deciding to leave for Las Vegas an hour later. We finally arrived at Las Vegas around 5 and had some breakfast at Denny's. We were very out of it, which made everything really funny! (You can tell by the pictures that we were a little out of it...)
No one wanted to go home at the end of of the weekend. I had thought that the road trip back to Rexburg would be super long and boring, but it actually went by pretty quickly. There was some snow and ice on the last part of the drive, making it a little longer of a drive, but not that bad.
Thanks to the Fletcher family for letting us come stay at your house! And a huge thanks for my wonderful friends that made this such a fun trip! I LOVE CALIFORNIA!!!