I’ve heard some interesting things about Palmdale, California from family members who live there. They told me that it’s a great place to vacation at and there’s plenty of hotels , golf courses, great nightlife and that they made the top 25 list for the fastest growing cities. So, they (my cousins, Aunt and Uncle) finally convinced me to come out for spring break. I know Palmdale wouldn’t be like Fort Lauderdale, or Galveston or Rocky Point, but I do miss my Mom’s side of the family, I haven’t seen them for almost 5 years, so off I went.
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When I arrived, I was immediately struck by the small town charm and the quaint downtown area. I could tell that Palmdale is definitely a family oriented town and it lacks any major highways going through it, which is what they consider a major accomplishment. I pulled up to my favorite cousins home, and there was a big sign that plastered the garage ‘Welcome Stupid Cousin!’, yep…that’s why she’s my favorite. After getting all caught up with her, she drove me over to see my Aunt and Uncle, and it was great to see them too! My other cousins were there also, I swear cousins come in dozens!
We all headed to Hart Park to have a picnic, I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I’ve been on a picnic in the park! Hart Park is named after William S. Hart who was an actor in the silent film era and he donated this 260-acre part of his ranch to the city of Palmdale. After spending the entire day with my extended family, it was time for me to find my hotel. They insisted I stay with them, but I insisted that I stay by myself, I mean, I really love my mom’s side of the family, but staying an entire day and an entire evening with them would drive me nuts, really! They are the weirdest bunch of lovable people, but weird is as weird does.
So, after checking in, my favorite cousin and I checked out the El Dorado Restaurant Bar & Dancing club . I told her, that it is spring-break after all, and I needed to get in some partying before I head back to college. We danced and drank the whole night away. It’s been a while since she’s done that much partying, and she was too drunk to drive home, I was too drunk to drive back to my hotel, so guess where we both ended up staying the night? At my Aunt and Uncles, we called them from the bar and asked them to pick us up. We laughed to whole way to their house, we were so drunk.
The next mornings hangover and seeing that I woke up on a sofa bed down in the recreation room of my Aunt and Uncles reminded me of why I don’t like spring breaks.
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