Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Trip to Pasadena California

I was very fortunate last month to have the opportunity to go to Pasadena California for a training. The training was about math and science for preschoolers, and it was fantastic. But even better than the training was that I got to attend with a coworker that I enjoy quite a bit. We had a lot of fun on our down time, and were able to see and do many things in our three short days in sunny Cali. We went to a ritzy champagne bar one night, and a wine tasting bar the next night. Every morning we had pastries beside a fireplace. It was very relaxing and rejuvenating!

Flying in over the mountains

View from Old Pasadena (shopping district). Look at all of those lush green trees!

If it weren't for all the traffic and people, I think I could live there!

Phone booth!

My coworker Christina

A really pretty church at night

Our dessert fondue at The Melting Pot

Chocolate fondue - yes please!

My martini had ice cream in it!!! ICE CREAM!!

Pretty palm trees

Look at me lighting a bulb with tin foil and a battery! Smart stuff!

Our last morning there was the first one that wasn't instantly sunny and warm

View from the front of our hotel

Christina and I

Little did we know we were headed for airport hell. Our first flight was delayed, meaning we missed our connecting flight out of Houston. We spent the night in Houston at the Most Awful Hotel in the World. (I think that might have actually been the name of the place!)

So we went from this.....

To this....

And this. Ugh.

Besides the way it ended, it was a lovely trip. One of the perks of my job is definitely being able to go to trainings. Not only is it a way to learn more about areas of my profession, but it's nice to get away for a couple days.

1 comment:

Olivia said...

That looks so awesome! What a great experience!