I hate to drive. I have been hit by way too many drunk drivers and stupid people without insurance to love driving anymore. Even though I hate it, I do it anyway because I still need to live and get places and I like to get where I am going on my own. There is one drive I absolutely love. It's the 38 mile drive on route 126 between my house and the beach. In between my house and the beach are miles of hills and fields full of fruits, vegetables and flowers, all just...growing. There are cute little fruit stands with hand painted signs with strawberries with smiles every mile or so. And then suddenly, there is the ocean. It's the best of both worlds all in a few miles. One of the best things about getting to the end of the road is that it is about 20 degrees cooler than the hotter than hell temperatures in the Santa Clarita Valley. One of the even better things was that today at the end of the road Kimberly Kwan , her absolutely gorgeous daughters, her perfect parents, and her sweet dog (who is the reincarnation of our first dog- Dead Sam 1- who is also named Sam), greeted me. Even though gorgeous, perfect and sweet sounds kind of boring, this family is so far from boring. I was so ready to move in with these people, especially since they have really good taste in food and aren't afraid of four letter words.
We have been working on a project that involves working with a lot of different types of people and we are so grateful to everyone who has gone out of their way to share their lives and their time with us. It is such a joy for us and today was no different. Though, I was really hoping that today Kim and I would get arrested while working on our thing. I like to make it fun for the people we are working with, too, so they have a story to tell. I like to give a little back. I like to be sure the parents of the people I work with really trust me. So today Kim and I trespassed at someone's house and snuck on their boat for a few photos. I think it was ok since the boat was in the front yard and really was more like art than a boat. If they didn't want people climbing on their boat, why would they put it there? No alarms or anything went off. Alright, fine. After that, we had a little dinner with the family, then Kim took me to a dive bar where I took photos of drunk burly men without their permission in order to get a brawl started so the cops would come but...NOTHING HAPPENED. What the fuck? It's hard to attract the law in that sleepy beach town.
I'm not giving up. The Adventures of Kim and Linda continue on Sunday. We'll be near antiques. Trouble will happen.
*On the way home, I saw the street I thought my mom lives on so I was going to stop in and surprise her. It's funny how I can take an hour to go 2 miles and not ever get anywhere. I think I will buy a TomTom when my husband goes back to work. I think I will call mine EddieEddie for fun.
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