Well, Alex, my baby bird, was generous enough to buy me a one way ticket out to California so that I'd have the opportunity to watch his graduation from UC Santa Cruz. I was so happy to go out there and celebrate with him. We both went through so much together there and to have him present on my graduation day meant so much to me, so I hope that's why he wanted me out there too. He invited my dad as well, and so I decided to fly into SoCal, hang out for two days and then drive up with my dad to spend a week there. My dad had been called down by his work the next day, so he was only able to hang out a short time, but he drove back up a few days later.
On our drive back, we stopped at an Indian reservation to do a little trail run. It was a tough 3 miles being at 8000 ft elevation and all hills. But it was good to get out of the car like that.