06 February 2011

California Dreamin' on such a winter's day.


So the Packers just won the super bowl (on a 100" projector screen), and the football players and glee club tried to make nice by becoming zombies together. I am supposed to be working on a rough draft for my fictional story for writing. Instead I feel compelled to write about my weekend trip. I found a cheap plane ticket last month and after a quick phone call to make sure the weekend was a good one to visit, I decided to go. I boarded the plane just as it started to rain in Portland for the first time in a couple of weeks, and I felt like a lucky girl to be heading to the California sun.

David rolled up to terminal 7 and we headed straight to a place that I love to visit every time I'm here in LA - IN-N-OUT!!!!! Animal style fries, a cheeseburger and strawberry shake! LOVE IT!
Next stop: Santa Monica Pier.

Ferris Wheel!

Intense funnel cake with frozen yogurt and strawberries!

STARS!


We went up the road to the 3rd street promenade. I like it here too! We heard live music, and wandered through stores.




Saturday was a big day full of fun. Our first stop, as always, was Porto's Bakery. Here's a photo of the pina colada yumminess...


When David suggested going to Huntington Library, I pictured us wandering through rooms full of books and artwork. This place was unbelievable! There is a library, several buildings of art collections & botanical gardens!
I saw the Gutenberg Bible and an illustrated Canterbury Tales.




There was a festival going on to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit! Here are some photos from the Chinese Gardens...







We wandered a couple of hours longer than planned, but made it to the Griffith Observatory in time for sunset!






Our last adventure took us to the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood. Great food, THE BEST company and killer jazz. We listened to the Kenny Garrett Quartet. We loved it so much, we stayed for the 2nd show. The musicians were phenomenal!


Today we took it easy. I slept in and then headed to church. Then wings and super bowl. David is passed out on the couch. I am hoping to get one more trip to In-n-Out before I leave early tomorrow morning. Better wake him up...

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7jewel said...

Glad you're having a good time. Love the original hand illustrated texts. Canterbury tales would have some humorous pics, I'd imagine. Great photos you've taken too. Beautiful!

Kaitlyn Thrun said...

Wow I love the pictures you took! I heard it beautiful there. I must ask, have you had photography training before?