Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Put On Your Fun Pants! It's Wine and Naked Time

August is here! In about two and a half weeks I will be off to beautiful sunny California to do a little "check it out". I call it that every single time I go even though I check out most of the same places each time. I am not taking the kids. I am not taking my worries. I AM taking my fun pants!

Rental- Is it clean? Does it need repairs? How much is that? Is that a do it yourself project? Do I have to do it? Can I just go shopping instead? How about swimming? If I ignore it will it go away?

Quaint towns- Nevada City BOOYAH! (I'm totally bringing that word back bitches) I'll admit, this is exactly what I ran away from as a kid. The difference? These old west store fronts house the most awesome boutiques, restaurants, pubs, etc.


Wine tasting- There are 2 vineyards within walking distance of the rental house. One is 2 miles away and one is about 5 miles away. I'm a walker so I don't suppose it would be a big deal to walk to the 5 mile one and just hoof it back and walk off the wine tasting with a bottle or two in the backpack, yeah?
 

Outside/Naked time- Burney Falls! I am told there is a waterfall worth jumping and a general store and no Internet. WTF.. okay a couple days won't kill me if I am able to read, sun, swim, and not talk to anyone else. NAKED TIME! Oh yeah, there will be that. No one can interrupt naked time if it's just you and the wilderness right? Except the other campers...

I'll admit, I've been as nervous about this trip as I have been excited. This should be the trip where I decide 100% if California will be our new home in the spring. As much as I look forward to the turns my road is taking, I am scared that it will mean a change of everything I know. I'm also stoked (yeah bringing that word back too!) that it will mean a change of everything I know. This much is certain... while I'm there I'm going to have as much fun as I can in 6 days!

So where are you going this summer? Where HAVE you gone? Tell me what summer is going to be for you this year.

25 comments:

Meg said...

I live on a tropical island, which you would think was sort of like being permanently on vacation. Only not so much. We've had two typhoons pass close and dump a lot of rain in the past couple of weeks. I'm ready for a trip to the states, real stores and food from restaurants I haven't eaten at in over 3 years now. I sound like a total Debbie Downer... Hope you have fun on your trip. Enjoy your naked time!

Angie said...

You don't sound like a downer at all! The grass is always greener right? When I read your comment I thought to myself... I love rain! When are you planning to come back state side?

Linda Medrano said...

Angie, where will you be in California? We're right across the bay from SF on Alameda (Island). It looks like you have mapped out a great trip! How fun! Don't forget to pack your fun pants or heck, just wear them the whole time, except when you pull them off for naked time that is!

Angie said...

Linda,
I'll be sticking around the Sacramento area for the most part. I'm planning to hit some local places to Grass Valley and Nevada City but if I get up by SF I'm gonna blog ya!

If I Were God... said...

'Naken in the woods' is a staple scene set-up for horror movies. The girl is usually smokin' hot, walking out of the water all drippy, having a nice time, then thinks she hears a noise. *crnnch* Now where did that come from, over there?

Angie said...

IIWG,
I will wear plenty of Psycho Serial Killer Repellant!

Jeff D'Antonio said...

...oh, sorry, I started daydreaming after I read "naked time" in the title...did you say something?

Angie said...

Jeff....
I said "go to the 'blogs most likely to' page". Do it now.

Tara said...

I went to Washington, D.C. this summer, and it was amazing. There's so much culture and diversity and so much more to do than in the Midwest where I'm from. Every region has it's benefits, but I guess when you've grown up in the same place your whole life, you're ready for something new eventually.

Angie said...

Tara,
I rarely get to go East, but I would love to see DC! Heck I'd tour the Atlantic Seaboard if I could. I love getting out of the Midwest!

Left Coast Guy said...

Angie,

What is it about snarky women that just keep pulling me back. So..you are permanently on my reading list. I will put you on my "Good Reads" page.

Yeah, funny thing on vacations. My mother lives in Hawaii, has for the past 15 or so years. Its wonderful, warm, trade winds, beautiful beaches. Yeah. We meet anywhere but there. Been so many times that it has ceased to be HAWAII!!!! Anything can get old, or more to the point, common.

People are more interesting than places. People like you.

Dean
http://leftcoastguy.com

Angie said...

Dean,
I think you like my sparkling personality... or perhaps my boobs, which you haven't even SEEN but are probably thinking, "Well it says uncovered so if I just wait patiently..." I will not keep you in suspense any longer. They look like this:

( @ Y @ )

Except there are nipples where the @'s are and of course they are the color of my skin.

As to vacation.. I suppose if finally make the move to Cali in the spring, I'll have to find another place to vacation won't I?! YAY! Mwah! Thanks for the add!

Gorilla Bananas said...

My summer is fucking heavenly, but this is about you not me. You're really going to live in California? That's great. I can send you a great natural gel to rub on your nekkid body and protect it from insects and other critters.

Always Home and Uncool said...

I'm sorry. I got stuck on the post title.

Heather said...

A vacation somewhere with no kids, no worries, and fun pants is sounding like the best thing ever about now. Make sure you stop in Old Sac for some crab if you travel through! Our summer ends in a few days, so I'm stuck here with the kids and worries. Enjoy!!

Meg said...

We moved to Japan in 2008, were there two years and now live in Guam. We have another year here, then back to Japan for another 3-4 years. If everything goes as planned. Living in Japan the first time around was like a vacation all the time because everything was new. I loved it. But there are days, it would be nice to have Chik-Fil-A or Carrabba's or to shop in Target. Even though Guam is a U.S. territory, Target won't ship here.

Angie said...

GB,
I am afraid to ask! :)

Always,
There should be a scoring system for stopping people by just the title of a post.

Heather,
I always make a stop in Old Sac. There are some great bars and restaurants down there! Enjoy your last few days of summer fun girl!

Meg,
I've missed Carrabba's since I left Denver! Will you be coming back to the states when your next Japan stay is up?

Left Coast Guy said...

Angie,

As promised, your site is up on my "Good Reads" page at: http://leftcoastguy.com/good-reads/

Dean
Http://leftcoastguy.com

Angie said...

Dean,
Thank you kindly Sir! Consider yourself also stalked!

Fred Miller said...

You know I love you. And that means I'll have to slap the shit out of you if you mar that beautiful bod jumping over the falls. I'll slap you by proxy, so it will be painless yet still meaningful. Just don't fuck yourself up. K?

Angie said...

Dear Fred,
Proxy slapping is sexy. No worries... I'm sure by the time I get up there I'll freak out a few times until I suss out the least dangerous jumping off spot! Last year I damn near hyperventilated when I walked out into the river because the current was strong. I don't know... just feeling like I need to do something exciting! This might be it!

RCB said...

"No one can interrupt naked time if it's just you and the wilderness right" - Well, I just told Azra a couple of hours ago that we men sometimes feel this basic urge to totally strip down, preferably on a rock or mountain top, and we feel like the world is completely ours, so why wouldn't you do the same thing? Pretend the other campers aren't there. The trick to doing that is by taking another sip of the wine you're talking about. Works for me... Good luck with the next crossroads in life you seem to be heading towards
:)
- Randy

Angie said...

Randy,
If I get arrested, please send bail. Thanks!

Meg said...

Back to the states...God, I hope so. I've loved living overseas and I'd still like to live in Europe, but all this has made me more grateful to be an American.

RCB said...

No problem, Angie. I'll get you out, even if it means bribing everyone or having the cops strip down to restore the equilibrium...

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