Saturday, August 17, 2013

...that's why it's salty when we kiss.

"I said it's hot outside let me go swimming in your eyes....
 I could never ask for nothing better than this. 
It's just tequila and the beach, that's why it's salty when we kiss."

Okay so maybe there was no tequila or kissing, but I really couldn't ask for anything better than this. If I could bring the beach to Nevada I would in a heartbeat!! My singles ward took a weekend trip to San Diego, and after years of not being to California I fell in love all over again! The weather, the green, the beach... everything! 

We left at 3am Friday morning on a bus full of some of my favorite people. Our first stop was the San Diego temple. The temple I've always dreamed of seeing. It's beauty is breathtaking! Next stop was Old Town to check out the Mormon Battalion visitors center. Having an ancestor, Edward Bunker, in the Battalion it was amazing hearing their stories! Finally we headed to the Boy Scouts camp in Balboa Park. Sure camping in the middle of downtown San Diego was a little weird, but it was so much fun!! After a night of food, fun, s'mores and campfire singing we headed to La Jolla for a beautiful day at the beach.

I honestly couldn't ask for a better group of friends. My ward family is the best! Everytime we travel together it reconfirms this to me. Nobody is ever left out, the guys in our ward are such gentlemen, our bishopric knows how to have a great time, laughter and happiness radiat from so many, and there's never a dull moment. I am so grateful for the good examples those in the North Star ward set for me, and I'm so grateful for the trips that so many put hard work into planning. 

I love Southern California, I love the temple, I love the beach and I love my friends!

Panning for gold @ the Mormon Battalion

Singing hymns and making s'mores

La Jolla: Perfection!