A month ago, my cousin and I took a little road trip together to California to go see one of my favorite rappers, Hoodie Allen, in Santa Ana since he wasn’t coming to Vegas on his tour. The show date we went to was Sunday November 16th, and we ended up staying 3 days in California, having adventures and literally going everywhere and driving around all of LA.
So I will be going over the whole trip and sharing some photos from those days(:
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Our trip began really early on that Sunday morning around 5am I believe and we headed out on the road, making sure we had all the snacks and sandwiches and everything we needed. It was about a 6 hour drive from Vegas to Santa Ana, but honestly I love driving so the drive there wasn’t even bad. I enjoyed it. And being with my cousin, we always have a great time together so it’s not like the drive was boring or anything.
The only real stop we made was to go to Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner to go check it out together and have breakfast. It’s this super cute little 50’s diner and it’s so adorable. Like they have pies and malt shakes that are so yummy and they have lots of memorabilia on the walls and it’s just a super cute place(:
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The plan was to leave early in the morning, arrive in Santa Ana, check into our hotel and then head to the show later on. When we got to Santa Ana, we first went to go check out the venue since our room wasn’t ready yet and we were only staying a few streets over from the venue. It was like 1pm and there were people in line already x) After we checked out the venue and where it was, we decided to go to the beach for a little bit to walk around and get some snacks before heading to our room. We drove down to Newport beach since it was literally right there. And it was windy, but still really nice(:
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When we got to our hotel and checked in, we went up to our room and settled in and omg I was so surprised how freaking nice it was! Definitely one of the best places I’ve ever stayed in. We were at the Courtyard at Marriott and the room was amazing(:
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The show itself was absolutely phenomenal. Easily one of the greatest experiences of my life. We got in and went to go check out the merch since we both wanted like at least a shirt. And I had such an awkward meeting with one of the merch guys. He recognized me from instagram and I was like oh shit this is weird, but hey can I get a shirt? Lol he was cool though.
I ended up getting a tour shirt and a snapback. And at the end of the merch table, Hoodie Allen was there meeting everybody and signing their merch. I asked him to sign my hat and iphone x) And he was such a cool dude. He was real and took the time to talk to you, which was really cool of him.
The show was great! My cousin and I had such a great time together at the show and we danced and sang our lungs out. Lol we honestly didn’t meet any cool people there unfortunately. Pretty much everybody there or at least everyone we came into contact with was kind of a snob ._. So there were no chill people there, just a bunch of retarded girls.
And shout out to that one dumb girl who was crying about getting a little bit of cake in her hair. I hope you melted(:
I really didn’t take any photos, I mostly did some short videos but I was living in the moment for the most part so I wasn’t really concentrating on taking good photos or videos x)
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The next day we went on a big LA adventure and went all over the place. We started off with breakfast at Panera down the street from our hotel and from there we went to Hollywood and we walked the Hollywood walk of fame and I took my cousin to my favorite record store, Amoeba Records, where I ended up getting a couple posters, of course x)
We went to The Grove and checked out some things there and saw their big sky high Christmas tree, which was really cool and full of holidayness.
And as we were driving down some random street in west LA, we found this awesome junk yard place with all these really cool things. There was actually something there that I really wanted to get but it was $100 and too long to fit in my car 😦 And if you have me on snapchat, you may have seen it on my story, but for the sake of maybe going back to get it, I’m not going to say what it was xD I found it like hidden behind some other things, so hopefully if I go back for it, it will still be there and I can actually get it. Lol
I also took my cousin to Chick fil A for the first time and she loved it! Like I don’t even like chicken that much but their chicken is just so good how can you not love it?!
Then around 10pm that day, we decided to go to the Santa Monica Pier for a bit and hang out. And whenever I’m there I have to stop and take a photo being on Ocean Ave because of Yellowcard ❤ We sat on one of the benches and took ugly photos together then moved to a different side of the pier and watched the tide roll in. It was such a great night (:
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We originally only had our hotel for one night and we didn’t want to pay another night for a room but we wanted to stay another day in California, so we decided to be badass and we slept in the car for a night x) Since we stayed at the Marriott, they gave us a valet parking pass to put on my car so they know we’re staying there so we actually just ended up sleeping in the car in the parking lot of the hotel we stayed in x)
The next morning, we went back to LA and we went to go visit the American Horror Story murder house from the first season(: The first season is the best one in my opinion so it was really cool to be able to go and visit it in person and see it.
The last thing we did before heading on home was driving up the mountain to go see the Hollywood sign together. I would have loved to actually hike up to it but no time for that shit. We went to Griffith Observatory at the top and it was really cool. It had the most incredible view of LA and we were there for a good hour or two before we decided it was time to head out and go back home.
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The drive back to Vegas, not gonna lie, took a toll on my back and ass. Like I was aching and I felt like my leg and part of my ass was going to fall off.
It felt good to come home after being gone for a few days with my cousin. I had the greatest time with her as always on that road trip. Everything was such a great experience and I’m thankful I got to do it all with my cousin and best friend. She’s seriously my ride or die girl. I can always count on her for anything and she’s always down to do crazy fun things with me. I’m glad that I got to run around and explore some of California with her(: I look forward to having more road trips and adventures in the future(:
Thanks for stopping by you guys!
Hope everyone has a great day!(:
January 12th, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Sounds like you had a great time.
You’re up on ‘strata of the self’ again: