Newport Beach, singles welcome.

Trip Start Jan 08, 2009
Trip End Jan 11, 2009

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

I had been traveling so much lately that I I had begun to feel like I would be missing out if I didn't keep the momentum going. Colorado has gone somewhat cold, and after successive trips to even more frigid spots like New Orleans, South Dakota, and Minnesota, I needed to feel the warmth. For me, finding the inspiration for traveling and brining it into fruition comes quite easily. I'll walk you through the process. It typically happens when I reconnect with an old friend, and all he or she has to say is "you should come out here and visit". Upon further evaluation of the idea, if it sounds good and financially feasible, I'm booking the flight/planning the road trip that day.

I have come to terms with the fact that the folks in Southern California do it differently from the rest of us, and that's typically because they allow themselves to have fun. Have you ever noticed the people there just look younger? I thought I saw one of my high school buddies, but it was just a well-kept 50-year-old man. A couple of my girls from college, Tiffany and Jessica, picked me up from John Wayne Airport, and they were quick to show me how excited they were to live in California. "Um girls, I can't afford $90 dinners just yet. I'm still on Denver salary." My original intention was to keep my budget under $200 for the trip. Yeah right. Tiffany and Jessica's apartment was exactly how I pictured it: nestled among palm trees and the safety blanket that is the Irvine community. We kept the first night pretty lame because Tiffany and I both had to work early the next morning.

Awake by 7:00 for the first time since I can remember, all I could think about throughout the day was the nap I needed to make it into the night. No, I'm not pathetic. I'm just not as spry as the Californians, but they would continue to challenge my comfort zone, just as I'd secretly hoped they would when I was clicking "purchase this flight". That meant no time at all for hitting the sheets, and no time limit on how long the night was going to be. After all, I was told we were going to Newport Beach, a place notorious for lively people. While out at Rudy's, I noticed something odd: every single person in the bar was good looking. How is this possible? It was as if I had missed the town beauty screener, making sure you were attractive enough to enter the premises. Tiff and Jess' friend, Jessie, joined us out, and I spent good time getting to know her while Tiff and Jess ogled over the plethora of single men. We all had a good laugh at how incredibly "emo" the DJ was, but how he redeemed himself by spinning those records like Funkmaster Flex himself. All in all, I highly recommend Rudy's for a good time in "Noops".

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Where I stayed
Tiffany and Jess' apartment

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