Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of communication in the last couple of days. Our days have been long and jam packed with fun and I didn't have a chance to blog. California Breakaway is coming to a close and we are on our way home. We are in Salt Lake City right now, and we expect to arrive home sometime in the early afternoon tomorrow. Our last couple of days in Cali were AMAZING.
On Wednesday was another option day, and our crew split up to either go to Project Serve on skid row in downtown LA or to Laguna Beach for a chance to relax and soak up the sun. The weather was perfect, which made for the perfect beach day. We played volleyball and spike ball, ate delicious food and managed to get even a little more sunburned. The Project Serve team had an awesome time serving at Union Rescue Mission in several different areas, including the kitchen and the clothing closet.
On Thursday we headed to San Diego! It was another option day, so the choices were Mission beach, surf lessons, or shopping at the outlet mall. Every option was great, and some good deals were found at the mall. After the options wrapped up we all met up at the Wavehouse (a local restaurant right on the beach) for an incredible last night in California. We enjoyed a taco buffet on the roof top terrace overlooking the ocean. We then headed down to the beach for sunset to take a million selfies and enjoy our last evening together in Cali. We heard from our speaker Sid one last time, and then proceeded to have an EPIC dance party. Memories were made that will last a life time, and it was so much fun.
Yesterday we headed to 6 Flags Magic Mountain which is one of the biggest roller coaster parks in the world. So many of our crew conquered their fears and tried out the rides and surprised themselves by how much fun they had. It was a quiet day in the park, so instead of the usual 2 hour lines for each ride it was more like 20 min. It was a great way to end off our time in Cali.
We have had such an AMAZING trip. I wish I could fully explain in words what it has been like, how much we have laughed together, the new friendships made. We will never forget Calbreak 2017!