I got to really just hang out with some buddies this past weekend which was quite relaxing and enjoyable. I went out with my buddy to a shooting range and I have to say that I was relieved that my aim is still pretty good. I still have a lot to learn, but its definitely getting to be a little bit easier as my confidence level goes up. The shooting range in Oceanside called Iron Sights is a great place to rent and try out a variety of handguns and rifles. That's my number one choice in San Diego for now until I have to re-qualify next month. I also ended up at a Moroccan restaurant called Marrahkesh in Newport Beach where I had rabbit for the first time. It definitely tasted like chicken but I can't say that I was too impressed. The lamb was awesome but I enjoyed the baklava and tea the most. The tea was a minty green with a lot of sugar. The rest of the experience was enjoyable as I got to hangout and meet some people for the first time. I met one of my friend's roommate from UCSD and his wife of almost a year and she participated in the belly dancing. Bobby also got up and danced a bit. It was all fun.
We headed out to a bar in Newport Beach called "The District" which was basically a really small bar that was on par with PB Bar and Grill but a little bit more upscale. We had a couple of drinks, met more peeps and called it a night night around last call at 1:45AM. I crashed at his pad and woke up to a beautiful day. I really can't see myself leaving Southern California for anything else and I didn't want to leave. We walked the pier and ate a Duke's where I had an amazing seared rare ahi steak tuna. The food was spectacular.
Now I'm headed up to Flint, Michigan where I'm going from 70F to 11F. i can't wait!