In the time we’re in Los Angeles PB and I are sharing a house with the two Finns in the picture above. Meet Sensei (on the left) and Snowboarder (our driver). They are both also attending the same series of workshops that brought PB and me here. Snowboarder is also our neighbour in Finland. So at the moment I am providing nourishment for three grown men. They are eating machines, which is awesome! I love to cook for them. I took it as a challenge to cook more than they can eat, but so far I’m losing most of the time.
On Friday we all decided to go on a short trip to:
Someone had told PB that the Joshua trees were blooming, so we thought this was a pretty good time to go. On Saturday morning we rented a car and went off to the desert! I just love places like this:
The vastness and high sky are so soothing to me. I grew up right beside a mountain that went straight up in a wall about 300m high, so no views from there, and only half a sky. Therefore I enjoy having not a lot to look at for miles and miles. However, we did see a lot during our two day trip. For one, as I said, the Joshua trees were blooming:
The trees were not the only ones displaying flowers. Everywhere you looked Spring was quietly going on:
But we didn’t only look at flowers, we also had some sporty fun. All throughout the park there are those huge granite boulders that were calling out to the (rather sporty) Finns to be climbed. The granite had a great surface that was easy to climb even for me! Later we found out that the park is famous for bouldering and climbing.
Apart from that we hiked to both Ryan Mountain and the Lost Horse Mine, as well as taking strolls through the Hidden Valley (excellent spot for serious climbing) and to Barker Dam.
So the trend of doing outdoor physical activity seems to continue. And I’m not even in Finland! Maybe it’s being around Finns that is the cause of this strange behaviour… However, Sensei and Snowboarder seem to be very relaxed and easygoing, so we had a relaxed and easygoing week-end, just great for Easter! Even though we didn’t do the Easter beer hunt, I enjoyed myself immensely!
On a completely different note: I got lent a sewing machine! Yay! It’s a vintage Singer Featherweight and it sews beautifully. Finally I get what all the fuss is about! I am very tempted to take one home to Europe (If only it were compatible with the European voltage…)