Monday, March 30, 2009

Long Beach!

This is my husband, aren't you jealous??? hahaha, well here I am, updating after FOREVER of not updating. Sorry! So last weekend, 3/19-3/22, Rob was able to go to Long Beach, CA (I joined friday night) for a National Aeronautics and Astronautics Conference. He is a member of AIAA (The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). He originally signed up through BYU and then got to go to this pretty cool convention, all expenses paid, with wife invitation :) So he headed up with 7 others from his school in a big van on Thursday morning at 6. Poor guy, haha. Then went to some conventions that had some really big words and long explenations, that if you are interested you can ask him because I can't remember at all... But he thought it was pretty cool. I was able to join him by Flying JetBlue (Thanks Mom!) and got in Friday night about 8:30. We stayed at the Marriott right next to the airport, really really nice place btw.
So Saturday came and we decided we wanted to go out and do something. After about an hour of trying to figure out wat ot do, we got on the bus and headed to Long Beach Downtown. We were just hoping we got on the right bus haha.
As you can see, we made it okay :) We found this really cute little strip mall (behind Rob) and that led us to the Aquarium and Queen Mary.

You can see in inbetween us in the distance, apparently Queen Mary gave it to us because she wanted a NEW vacation ship, apparently this one wasn't big enough or goo enough!!!!

SO then we went to the Aquarium, we decided that we needed to go somewhere and spend some money... ouch... but well it's pretty cool :)

We got to touch GIANT Stingray, see the sharks, the jelly fish, and the playful seals. It was fun, Rob was a little disapionted because he thought it was Sea World, but I broke the news to him and then he understood why he couldn't find REALLY big fish.

Over all it was a really fun, almost free, mini vacation :) We drove back in that aweful van on Sunday and arrived about 7:30pm... I am proud to say that compared to who Rob went with, Rob is like a Jock hahaha, those guys were beyond the nerd scale! I mean one of them wears goggles when he bike rides through campus so that he doesn't get stuff in his eyes hahaha, sorry but that was really funny to me :)


The Walker clan said...

I wanna go!!! Sorry Rob for the disapointment in not going to seaworld. Maybe you could convince your teacher that there is some kind of convention taking place in Sea World that you just have to attend and make up some astronaut explination and then maybe he will fund it and you could really go. :)

Laura said...

Looks like you had a really good time! It's nice to have those getaways, no matter how short! You're right about Rob, he's far from looking like a nerd, his brain however....well, in my opinion that can be a nerdy as it likes because they tend to make more money that way! Nerds ROCK! Go Rob!

Laura said...

I was just reading my remark and I hope I didn't offend Rob! I don't think he acts like a nerd either! If being super smart makes you a nerd, then you are the coolest nerd I have ever met! Make sense?

Natalie said...

I am so sorry we couldn't get together! I slaved all day doing things for YW...your understanding paid off...but I'm still sad we couldn't get together! Especially since I've been dying to go to the aquarium! (seriously, that was our plan for that Saturday until I decided I'd better work on YW stuff) glad you had fun together on a little mini vay-cay!

Greg said...

It looks like you guys went crazy!!! I am glad you guys had a blast! I love the aquarium. We have one here in Okinawa and I took Mom and Dad there when they came. Take care and I will see you very very soon.

spideybrian said...

Ahhhh, California, the only true state. Glad you got to taste it, if only for a weekend. ;)