Sunday, September 26, 2010

Match Meeting

Well, we flew out to L.A. on Friday and met the guys.  They were great.  Very nice, great sense of humor.  I can't wait to start this journey with them.  The match meeting lasted about an hour and we just talked basicly about ourselves and why we chose surrogacy and all the other basic stuff that was already in our profiles.  Then we left and they did an excellent job of showing us around the city since they live in L.A.  They took us to see the Hollywood stars and we got lots of pictures.  Then they took us up the mountain to this great spot so that I could get a good picture of the Hollywood sign.  It was beautiful up there, you could see all the way to the city, but the road to get there was ridiculous.  It was very narrow and very curvy and there are cars parked all over the sides of the road.  I don't see how people live on those roads, that would drive me nuts.  I guess that's why most of the people over there drive little cars.  There's no way I could have done it in my Explorer especially if there was another car coming the other way.  Then they took us out to eat at a very good Italian restaurant.  I eat chicken parm all the time, that's usually what I get at Italian restaurants.  This was the best chicken parm I have ever had!  It was delicious.  After dinner they took us back to the hotel.  Tommy and I ended up going up to the Groove that night and eating at the Cheesecake Factory since we didn't get to last time.  OMG it was amazing!  We only went up there for desert b/c we thought that was all they had and we had already at dinner.  Turns out they have a FULL menu.  They have pizza, pasta, salads, burgers, steaks, burritos, seafood and everything in between, plus a full bar and of course plenty of cheesecake.  I got the carrot cake cheesecake and OMG...heaven!  I am a big carrot cake lover and this was just the best cheesecake ever.  We ended up going back the next day for lunch and I got the white chocolate macadamia nut cheesecake and Tommy had the snickers cheesecake.  They were both very good but still not as good as my carrot cake cheesecake.  So after lunch we went to the Santimonica Pier.  It was beautiful.  The beach was huge, much bigger than the beaches in Florida that I've been to and the sand was much softer, not as full of shells.  But it was also harder to walk on b/c you sink into it when you walk.  I felt like I need snow shoes on.  And the water was freezing.  I was not expecting that.  S said it's always like that, it's b/c the water comes down from Alaska.  We hung out at the pier for a while and looked all around and ate dinner at Bubba Gumps Shrimp Co which was delicious.  I got the fish and chips but their fish and chips was Mahi Mahi, not cod or flounder or something like that like it is here.  After dinner we went back to the airport and came home.  It is a long, butt numbing ride and I was in the middle of the plane both times.  I hated it.  It was the first time I have ever not been by the window.  It made me a little dizzy and nauseous not being able to see out the window.  Next time they are scheduling my flight I will make sure they get me a window seat.


bellygirls said...

Sounds like a great visit! I love cheesecake factory... my favorite cheesecake there is the dulce de leche cheesecake.... delish!

Jennifer said...

my husband was debating between that one and the snickers but the snickers won out. i'm sure next time he'll get that one as he likes to try new things. i on the other hand will be sticking with my carrot cake cheesecake...mmm.

bellygirls said...

I'll have to try out the carrot cake one next time... that sounds so good!