Tuesday, March 03, 2009

San Diego and La Jolla were beautiful

Steve and I stayed at The Grand Del Mar last week from Thursday through Sunday. It was the first time I'd been in California since we moved from there to Tennessee back in 1986.

On Friday Steve played golf on the resort's golf course and I spent the afternoon with Beth. Beth and I have been friends since 1989 and we try to see each other whenever we can. (The last time we saw each other was back in July of 2007, at a 20-year reunion of a church we'd both attended in North Carolina.) Even though I wasn't able to give her much notice, Beth generously cleared her busy schedule, picked me up from the hotel and gave me a tour of La Jolla. Being with Beth was the best part of the trip! And of course our afternoon seemed much too brief.

I told Beth I'd always wanted to see a Trader Joe's - the closest one to me is in Atlanta - and she took me to Trader Joe's! We shopped the store and as we were checking out, Beth said to our cashier, "This is my friend's first time to see a Trader Joe's." The cashier rang a bell, then asked us to wait a minute. He went to the back of the store and came back with a lovely bouquet of lilies and a box of French truffles and handed them to me. What a fun surprise!

Beth also took me to one of her favorite taco shops and treated me to a fish taco - a new food for me. It was delicious!

We both agreed that God has been good to give us a friendship that is easily and seamlessly enjoyed whenever and wherever He brings us together.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura, you're killing me! I'm totally homesick for Cali looking at your pictures, and then I read that you went to TJ's and had fish tacos, too! I hope you enjoyed it for me! Thanks for posting the fabulous pictures. It's raining and cold right now in Japan, so it's fun to imagine the warm sunshine. Ahhhhh...
Love, Stephenie Chapman

3:47 PM  

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