>> Tuesday, November 17, 2009
So Pharmie and I spent a great 3-day weekend in Long Beach, California!! We were contacted by Nutrilite and asked if we’d be interested in having a very individualized health assessment and tour the Nutrilite Center for Optimal Health. I didn’t know what to think at first. But after they answered all my questions and assured me that they weren’t going to try to sell me their products or turn me into a representative for them, I figured it was something to check out. They said they would pay for our flights, our transportation in Cali, many of our meals, and our nice hotel room, so we really didn’t have much to lose! In turn, they just hoped that we would write about our experience.
We were there from Friday AM through Sunday PM. Saturday morning and early afternoon was spent at the Nutrilite Center for Optimal Health, but other than that, we just got to explore a little that Cali had to offer.
My NEXT post will have photos and thoughts from the Nutrilite presentation, so check back for that. THIS post will be everything else from the weekend.
First things first: what NEEDS to happen before a trip to California?? You need to shave:
I’m not THAT hairy, but I DID need a touch-up
Leaving LAX just before noon
My attempt at photographing the Hollywood sign
Riding down THEE 405
Our SWEET hotel room
Our SWEET bathroom
Pharmie pointing to expensive nuts that I was NOT allowed to touch
Our rooftop pool (you can see the Queen Mary to the middle/right in the distance)
Our hotel from the side (pool area at the top left)
Maybe my mother-in-law was texting as she was having a seizure...
My left nipple and I saying “hi” from Cali!
Lines in the sand from the waves
Putting my sandy feet back in my shoes
Pharmie and a palm tree
Pharmie and a pirate
Pharmie’s new favorite place in the world: a big taffy store!
(We had to stop back there again on Sunday!)
Walking the boardwalk
It was great to meet you, Danica!
Ferris wheel at the Pike
Riding the Ferris wheel at night
Lucky key-card... ;)
Running around the harbor
Bob and Lindsay
Joel and Pharmie
Bob, Lindsay, Joel, and Pharmie
Turned around, and running back
Heading out to the lighthouse through the palm trees
As the sun was setting, we made our way over to the Scorpion Submarine and the Queen Mary
A submarine guy and me
Pharmie and the Queen Mary
Running back over the channel (Ferris wheel to the left, lighthouse to the right)
Queen Mary as it’s getting dark
This was really good!
It was great talking with you, Jenn!
That’s not paintings on the walls - that’s all tile-work!
Pharmie and Sea Lions
An adorable Harbor Seal who kept checking us out
Petting a 5 foot wide ray (just before dropping my camera bag in the pool)
Pharmie with some Lorikeet birds
Us with the Lorikeets
Petting a Lorikeet. It kept wanting to be pet harder.
Pharmie with an octopus
Me with a shark hat. I should have bought this. This a good look for me, right?
Tank full of “Nemos”
The Puffins were hilarious. Except for the one at the upper right who kept sharpening his beak on the rocks to get ready for his escape. Really.
Me with Jellies
I’ll be back shortly with a post about my individual health assessment along with other things we learned at the Nutrilite facilities.