A Half Saturday in Solvang

So I finally got to check off my list, not a bucket list, just a regular list. Solvang, you are as beautiful in person as you are on Google image! It felt like I was walking around in a Disney themed town at least for awhile during the early morning when there were not many cars and many of the shops were still closed. Then brunch time came, people started coming in, and I had to watch out for cars.

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Explore Downtown L.A. on New Year’s Eve

I woke up and it didn’t feel like New Year’s Eve to me because my husband and I had absolutely no plan. And it has been like that for… I don’t know how many years, lol. But just like usual, we always end up doing something, big or small.

We passed ideas back and fourth. My husband suggested Solvang because he knew I wanted to go there. But I don’t wanna go there on a whim because it’s like almost 3 hours drive. So, rejected! I didn’t want to go anywhere too far because it was already like 9am and we were still in our Pjs. We came so close to going to Disney Land, but we decided we didn’t want to go through the crowds and the longgggg waiting for rides.

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6-Day Road Trip Santa Ana, CA to Sugar Land, TX and Back!

Day 1: Santa Ana to Las Cruces (~745 miles)

By 4 am, eight of us (my mom, my mother-in-law, my aunt, my uncle-in-law, my sister, my sister-in-law, my hubby, and me) hopped into a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban, which we rented from Enterprise, and started our trip without any written plans. Because the only sure plans we had were stopping by my cousin’s house for lunch in Phoenix, stopping by my other cousin’s house in Tucson, and the final destination which is my brother-in-law’s house in Sugar Land. Everything else was ~90% sure only.

So off we drove! We got on a bunch of freeways before getting on I-10 E and stayed on it for a majority of our trip. We didn’t make any stops at any touristy sites in Arizona both back and fourth. Hence, I have nothing to report about Arizona ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

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Let’s stop asking people when they’re gonna have kids.

If you’re married and have been asked the question, welcome to the club! In fact, I caught myself red-handed too, and in my case I didn’t know what else to ask after a while of talking (it’s really not because I truly care about them. I’m sorry.) But being exposed quite often to the situation, I’ve learnt that it is not actually a good question I want to answer to. I’m sure I’m not the only person who feels like that. And I’m writing this to hold myself accountable. And I encourage us, well-intended and good-hearted people, to stop asking the question for various reasons:

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