January 17-19, 2015
We stayed one more night in Amy’s house and then in the morning of the 17th (Saturday) we packed up and left for Sierra Madre. I lived in Sierra Madre when I was a little kid and we still have some friends there. One of the families that we are really good friends with there are my mom’s friend named Michele’s family. They have two little boys about the age of Noah and Lucy then a girl named Addison who is Ben’s age. Ben and Addy were best friends when we lived in California and we were good friends too. They live in the same ward we lived in growing up.
We drove to Sierra Madre which took about two hours and when we got there I felt like crying. I reconized everything. Roads, parks, shops, and even certain houses. We passed a park that I used to go to at least once a week called Hamilton Park. It very green in Sierra Madre, and there are many trees. There aren’t many big buildings. We passed the library that I remember walking to when I was little with my friend Autumn (we are pretty good friends with her family too).
When we got to Michele’s house, we decided that we would go to the park. Addison and I decided that we would stay home and watch a movie while everyone else went. So when they left, we watched Marvel’s Agents of Shield then we went in her room and I started reading one of her books and I read it for most of the rest of the day.
Around dinner time my mom said we were going to The Old Spaghetti Factory, and I have not been in years. I went once at the one in Salt Lake City but the one in California is better. The building used to be a school in the early 1900s. I used to go there on all of my birthdays because it was my favorite reseraunt.
The next day was Sunday so we went to church with our friends. Some people in my old ward reconized me when I told them my name and they all said, “Sophie Christensen can’t be older than 7!” (I haven’t seen these people in a long time, half of them I didn’t even recognize.)
The next day was Monday which was Martin Luther King Day so there was no school. In the morning we packed up and went to Panera Bread for lunch. About 2 p.m. we drove to Pasadena to see our some other friends.
I really liked going to Sierra Madre because I lived there as a little kid and I really liked it there.