The trip down

Today we headed to Southern California!

The moving truck came in the morning. The movers have spent two days packing our house. Today they brought a HUGE truck to load things up. When I saw this thing rumbling down the street, I just thought, “Whoa.”


Glen brought by Starbucks for Albert and me — one last time. He helped us move items and pack our cars. So thankful for his friendship and partnership all these years! I will miss him and the awesome people I have gotten to know at UCC.


Megan went off to Target and was not back by the time that Daniel and I had to head out, so Glen took a picture of the three of us in front of our home one last time.


Daniel and I departed in the morning because we had to pick up keys by a certain time. Albert and Megan waited for the movers to finish and then left around four. (They are still on the road as I write. It is 10:30 pm and apparently rush hour is still going on!)

My son and I had a good time. My mom was praying for us and God really gave us a relatively smooth trip. The time went very quickly and whenever we got tired, we would switch off driving. We stopped at one rest stop and two Starbucks and that was it!

We hit L.A. right at rush hour. For two hours we sat in traffic, sometimes going 3.7 miles per hour (per our GPS). Welcome to Southern California!

The only mishaps were when I accidentally ran over a curb, when I misunderstood the GPS (Albert got me one because of my tendency to always get lost) and ended up making three tries to get back onto the freeway, and when my GPS crashed and I did not realize it for 15 minutes.

Sigh… the person who gets lost is the one who uses a GPS that crashes on the first trip. I was thinking, “So weird… we have been driving for 15 minutes and it still says we have 12 miles to go!” Daniel said, “Did it crash?” and then I realized he was right! He restarted — just in time too, because we were relatively near our arrival area and did not know it.

But Daniel and I had fun talking and the time flew by. We arrived at the meeting location with our realtor 60 seconds before he did. Just in time! Got to see our new home!

The movers do not arrive til Saturday so we are staying offsite. Daniel and I went to a Korean food place. I ordered a dinner for $12 and all these extras came with it. This is not even the part I ordered — it’s just all the free appetizers!


This was the entree — bibimbop (I think that’s what it’s called). Lots of veggies.


Daniel enjoyed it as well. I think we are going to like the ability to find so much Asian food around here!

A Yee

Angela Yee is a professional designer (graphic design, stage design, interior design — and teaches leadership skills at

4 comments to “The trip down”

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  1. Leslie - August 8, 2014

    Cool, just read your post after I came back from eating Korean food! Glad to hear everything went smoothly.

  2. Carmen Lin - August 8, 2014

    I looked at those pictures of the food on Twitter a long time but could not figure out what they were. No wonder! They were not Chinese food, but Korean!

  3. A Yee

    A Yee - August 8, 2014

    That’s right! Korean food. Very yummy 🙂

  4. A Yee

    A Yee - August 8, 2014

    Ha ha, how funny! Eating Korean food at both ends of the country!

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