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    I don't even remember sleeping that morning. I just layed down on the couch and closed my eyes. Lol. The next thing I knew, I was awake and it was around 10 AM. About 10:30 was when everyone was awake and I began making pancakes for breakfast. We watched 'How I Met Your Mother' in the mean time. It's hecka funny. We ate brunch about 11:30 I think. Yum pancakes. Basically the whole day, we watched the rest of 'How I Met Your Mother'.

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OMG I look like I have a double chin..
     When that was finished, we pulled out the board games and played one game of Cranium (guys vs. girls; girls won of course) and a few rounds of Scattergories. Hecka fun. Lol. Dinh didn't know the Kung Fu Fighting song! LMAO. We finished by 6 or 7, packed up our belongings and cleaned up our mess. I think we left around 7 or 8, I'm not really sure. The car was pretty packed when we left and we headed off to International Cuisine to visit Fadi and Kristen but the weren't working today. Instead, we just wrote them a thank you note and signed it. Afterwards, we were back on the road to finish our trip with some Sonic. It was about a 45 minute drive until we reached there, but before, the navigator got us lost and we were driving in the ghetto residential area. I was seriously scared that someone was going to drive up next to us and shoot us. I have a phobia of that. Eventually (thanks to Darren's GPS on his phone) we found our way to Sonic, which was kinda in the middle of nowhere. We ended our day with a delicious dinner. Totally filling and fun, it was the first time I've been there.
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     It was a 45 minute drive home and Darren dropped off Dinh and Angela first, then Albert, Wilson, then finally me. I told Darren that I was glad that we didn't have ANY drama at all whatsoever and he said, "Of course, we're like family. Plus we don't stoop that low." I'm glad that I went on this trip. This was a trip of the summer. I'm glad I went with these people because we're easily persuaded and entertained. No one had anything against what each of us wanted such as going somewhere or eating or anything, we all just agreed, no arguments. Even though I wasn't as close to Dinh or Angela, it was just like we were friends to begin with. I'm thankful that Albert planned this trip while his parents agreed to it. I'm glad that Darren volunteered to drive. We all cracked jokes to each other, calling each other fat, making fun of the random things Dinh did at night, Angela's sleep talking, my snoring, Wilson going "MORNING WOOD", etc. It was just an enjoyable time. If there ever was another trip like this, I'd definately take it and for those of you who didn't go, next go! Seriously!
     -Banhzaii
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     Yay! I get to blog about my day before the next day starts.
     We all woke up around 9 because Albert wanted to take us jogging and out for brunch. We kinda were still tired from the day before and Angela convinced him to not jog. Yes! We ended up leaving the house around 10 or 10:30 and walked to The First Awakening which is a brunch place. We saw so many dogs, poor Dinh, she's terribly frightened by dogs. As we were walking we played a lot of games to pass the time. It felt so fast! When we got there, we just told them how many people and they told us to come back in 15 minutes. We didn't really have anything to do so we just ended up looking around the shopping area where it was located at. We ended up going to this candy store. OMG candy galore. We spent about 10 minutes there. Darren, Wilson and I ended up buying sour candy together. Yay! When we went back to the restaurant, we had to wait a few more minutes so I just kinda sat on this truck toy thingy...
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     Anyways, after we got seated and comfortable we ordered our food and enjoyed brunch. It seriously was really good. I didn't have any money left, well enough to pay for my brunch so Albert spotted me, good thing I got something hecka cheap! (Two Eggs; 2 sunny side up eggs + extra crispy potatoe cubes + english muffins = $7)

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    After brunch, we walked around Canary Row to look for more candy shops. We went into about 3 and then we went to the beach to walk on the sand. It was really nice, the guys started to skip rocks. Dorks. LOL. After about 5 minutes on the beach, we went back to the dock and watched this guy spray paint. It was seriously Amazing! He used raw materials to use as stencils. Wow, I really wanted to get something for Allan Dale but I didn't have enough cash. Next time, right guys? They said that we should do a day trip next time. Yay! So anyways, we decided to head back to make dinner. It took a little bit longer because most of us were in pain (our feet) or we were tired.

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     When we reached home, we rested for a bit and then started making dinner. Albert grilled the patties while Dinh made fried rice. I cut all the fruits for the fruit salad and also attempted to make nacho cheese. It totally did not come out correctly. Bleh. After everything was made we packed the car and headed out to Carmel-By-The-Sea. I sat in the back and slept for a little. Bad idea, I got hecka carsick. Ughh. 

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     When we arrived, we walked around the city for a little bit. It reminds me of a Santana Row. Seriously nice houses! After a while of walking, we got everything out of the car and went to the beach to find a spot. Albert and Angela went off to see if there were any bonfire spots but the came back and told us that it was on the other side of the beach so we had to pack the car and drive to the other side of the beach. Nice houses once again. I want to move to Monterey to get a beach house! So yea, we got out and found a spot on the beach. We set up everything and Wilson started to dig a hole for the bonfire. Dinner was really good. I also lit my first match today! Successfully too! Darren recorded it. Lol. Since we didn't have much fire wood, we immediately began the s'more making when the fire was at a good level. S'more making was so fun and delicious. It made us bond even more. We took so many pics. After a while, we minus Dinh decided to go to the water to walk around and take pics. We played the 'How deep can you go' game. First we let the waves hit our feet for a little bit, then we go in 5 steps deeper and we keep doing it until someone backs out. It's seriously hard because the water was FREEZING cold! I lost first of course in the end they all agreed to get out. Lol. When we went back to our site, we packed up everything because the fire was dying out. At the last minute, Albert pulled out his sparklers and we played for it for a while. Lol. Fun. After those died out, we killed the fire and packed up the car.

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     We got kinda lost on the way home but we made it. After we got home, we just relaxed a bit and then went into the jacuzzi. Dinh didn't go because she already showered but yea. The Jacuzzi was nice and relaxing. We talked about Sleep walking/talking and dreams in general. It was kinda creepy. After we showered off, we watched 'How I Met Your Mother' and had hot cocoa. It's pretty funny. But yea. Byee!
     -Banhzaii


Angela: It's too long.
Darren: Haha, what did she say? :]
 
 

     So today, Darren came over to pick me up around 9:30 but my sister took my car so we had to wait for her to come home so I could get my stuff from my car. We waited hecka long so we decided to go to Wilson's to pick him up then we came back home. My sister finally showed up though. Finally. Lol. So yea we showed up about an hour late. SORRY ALBERT don't kill me. I felt so bad, I brought him a cantaloupe! So we left a couple minutes later and we were on our way to Monterey.

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     So at Monterey we immediately got comfortable in our lodge. It's small but it's nice and cozy. Like a mini home. So after we got settled in, we got ready to head out for some lunch. We had to choose between Thai Paradise or International Cuisine but since Albert met a girl from Drum Major camp who works at International Cuisine, we chose to go there instead. So we decided to walk there and everything. Once we got to the restaurant area, Albert was like "Let's go in there guys, I've been there before". But we were like "Noo we need to find International Cuisine".

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     Ironically enough, the restaurant Albert chose WAS International Cuisine. We stayed there for about an hour and a half. The service was great. We were immediately greeted with friendliness. We ordered a family New Yorker pizza, Lasagna and 4 cheese ravioli. Yum. After the pizza arrive, Albert's friend, Kristen, arrived. She's really nice and funny. Go Albert! Haha. So after lunch, we decided to go grocery shopping. We took a scenic route to Nob Hill. After we bought all our ingredients and stuff, I got free matches from the cashier because I was 18. Yeayuhh! Haha. So we left for about a minute and we came back because our bag ripped and it cracked the salsa container. Bleh. We got a brand new salsa free of charge though. Yay!

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     After Nob Hill, we walked back home. Lunch was really enjoyable. When we got back to the lodge, we chilled and watched some youtube. Haha. We're such dorks. We then decided to watch Apocalypto. Omg. That movie is so random and so gory... After the movie it was dinner time so Dinh and Angela made spaghetti for us to eat.

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     I pre popped popcorn and seasoned it while setting up the fruit salad. Yum watermelons and cantaloupe. We all pitched in with dinner all together, but Dinh and Angela did the most. Thank you! It tasted so good! After our wonderful dinner, we just watched Chronicals of Narnia and now I'm here. Not much to do at this time.. Its 1:47 AM and we're all half awake plus watching CSI plus doing random stuff. Haha. Maybe I'll upload pics later.
     -Banhzaii