Well, if I'm ever in California, I'll be a careful to avoid saying "almond" now. I wouldn't want to pronounce it in the wrong neighborhood and get jumped by one of the rival Almond Gangs. (Especially one of you AW-mihnd hooligans!)
I'll have to hear the longer version of the story some time, but it sounds like your foot didn't deserve such a nasty break. Though such earnest congratulations from a doctor is commendable, so maybe it was worth it.
Well, if you end up getting to go to Colorado, you'll certainly get your fair share of mountains and snow. And don't feel too bad about never experiencing 10 degrees. It's just like your 26 degrees, except a little colder. Where I live has pretty erratic weather anyway, so it's already back up to a balmy 41 degrees today.
Sorry to hear about your broken foot! What happened?
I assume "JMM" stands for "Jessica's Math Mentoring" and that you were teaching everyone there. If you keep earning free trips, I'm sure you're bound to secure a second out-of-state excursion. Maybe even out of the country!
And feel free to post any of those 800 pictures. I'm sure your frigid, wintery beach would be right on par with the snowy, 10-degree weather we have up here.
I appreciate the update! Hopefully your first plane ride is a good one. A short little flight within the state is probably the perfect amount of time to enjoying flying before the magic wears off and and the reality of being stuck in a cramped metal tube with several other people sets in.
Man, six years goes by quickly. Thanks for the birthday wishes! And I'm looking forward to seeing this mysterious project that hopefully will reach completion. Here's some virtual motivation to keep you going.
Well, that sounds like the perfect little excursion to finally break the California streak. I look forward to hearing about your next out-of-state adventure, whenever that may be. I'm assuming you're planning on waiting another 22 years.
Let me be the first to congratulate you and welcome you to the ranks of the Well Traveled Individuals Who Have Seen a Lot of Snow at McDonald's (WTIWHSALOSAM). We're glad to have you, and we hope you enjoy your stay.
What are you going to be doing there, aside from just enjoying the foreign environment?