Sunday, December 28, 2008

Angeles Forest, Big Bear, and Christmas in Vegas

Ahhhh, such a great vacation! Sophi and I kicked things off by heading to the Angeles Forest to play in the snow. The views were amazing and Sophi built her first snowman. The next day we had planned to fly up to Portland, but the airports were snowed in, so we only got as far as Sacramento before being forced to turn back. Instead, we headed out to Vegas. We got an incredible deal on a room at Mandalay Bay overlooking the strip, did some outlet shopping, snacked on crepes at Paris, had dinner at Morton's, saw the Cirque du Soleil show KA, hiked in Red Rock canyon, shot a machine gun, dined on lobster tails, and gambled at the Bellagio. It was four days of non-stop fun! We drove back to LA on Christmas day, then hit Big Bear on Friday for some fresh snow. It was bitterly cold, ranging between 10 and 15 degrees, but my car handled great on the ice. The snow was thick and soft, the sun was blazing, and the skiing was exhilarating. Saturday we slept in, ran some errands, and went to a Hollywood club and today we played frisby and watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons. It's been a fantastic holiday that I won't soon forget.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Laura Bush killed a guy

In 1963, 17 year old Laura Bush ran a stop sign and collided into a car driven by her classmate, Michael Dutton Douglas. Michael Douglas was ejected from his vehicle and died of a broken neck. Weird.