I find myself often overwhelmed and lost living in a city the size of Los Angeles. So when a friend offered a chance to not only get out of Los Angeles for a couple days, but to get out of the state, I jumped on it. My friend was trying to convince me that Phoenix is a cool place, because I had made fun of it in the past. Mainly the thing I don’t like about Phoenix is the sprawl of urban mess, covering way more ground than is needed (and can be supported by natural water sources in the area). Because we were flying on a seat available basis, we quickly found out that our chances of getting out of LAX were slim to none, however if we drove down to Long Beach, we’d have better luck. So braving the Friday evening rush hour traffic, we set off for Long Beach in our quest for seats on a plane.
With plenty of time to spare, we managed to get through the rigorous security at Long Beach, and get on the plane.
On Saturday we went for a 5.8 mile hike on the Go John Trail outside of Cave Creek, AZ. A relatively short drive from Phoenix, away from most of the sprawl that makes up the Phoenix Metro Area.
The wildflowers were in full force and it was just nice to actually get out into nature for a change. There are more pictures here.Sunday night was the monthly dinner group I’m a part of. I think that all nine of us ended up showing up this week. It was a great evening of food, wine, laughing, and discussion. I made a Guinness Cheesecake for dessert. It was a great time for sure.
It’s spring break here, so the majority of the students are gone, and I can mainly work from home this week. I’ve got a lot of personal projects to work on, as well as a couple work projects. I’m hoping I can make some headway on the personal projects this week. Good news is that I’ve got my resume updated, so now its just sending it out for jobs and what not.