Trees that bent over backwards. Skies clear for miles. Climbing to the tops of mountains and taking in the sunset. Driving three hours to LA. Seeing the stars of Hollywood. Staying in a hostel. Eating burgers as big as my face. Losing my absolute mind with my friends…

California was my destination for Spring Break 2016, and it was phenomenal. The highlight for everyone was climbing the rocks at Joshua Tree. Nothing beats that view. But, LA held its own, as well. There was a cop-surrounded mall, and I saw Batman V. Superman at the Chinese Theatre. I learned how to play pool, thanks to my buddies, and there was a night where my friends and I were up laughing for a good hour or so. It was a long week, but a great week, and we ended it with a visit to Laguna and a dinner at 25 Degrees, which had the most amazing burgers. I will say that the almost 40 hour drive from Orlando to Cali and then back drained me of all my energy, but it was nice getting to spend time with some of my closest friends.