This past weekend my dear friend Bobbie had a couple of visitors from England staying with her. She had studied abroad with them in Manchester and they were taking advantage of their Gap Year to explore the west coast from San Diego up to Seattle. Fortunately for them, their stop in LA was guaranteed to be a hit. If I haven’t mentioned it before, I am a UCLA campus tour guide, and the wonderful thing about being a tour guide, aside from the fact that we have more spirit and passion for the school than almost anyone out there, is that we are a family. In this group I have met so many different and wonderful people that it makes spending time with them outside of the office a pure joy. So, that is exactly what we do!

This past weekend, we had the pleasure of showing the Brits what a day in LA can be like. We spent the morning relaxing out at Santa Monica Beach, had a nice dinner in Westwood, and then packed our bags to scale the mountains for a weekend getaway at Lake Arrowhead. They were blown away that we could go from one to the other in less than two hours. Their excitement only fueled mine and made for a spectacular weekend. With 20 tour guides, 2 Brits, and endless adventuring to be done, nothing could go wrong. We went to the lake, did a beautiful hike along the ridge to Devil’s Hole, barbecued, and played games. It was the perfect way to relax after a long week of work.

Sadly the weekend bliss had to come to an end come Sunday, but don’t worry, we all made it back for a reunion Mexican themed potluck Monday night. It looks like summer is going to be just fine.