California Love

I visited the LA area a few days ago and I had a really great time. A lot of people were saying that LA isn’t that great and blah blah blah, but it was one of my favorite trips and I have been all over the world. Anyway, I would give LA an 8 our of 10. I think it had a lot to do with us not spending a ton of time in tourist-y places.

Here are the top 3 lows and highs of the trip.

Top 3 Lows

3. The Griffith Observatory

This was a low only because it was just really crowded and we couldn’t enjoy it as much as we wanted to. Too many people can really ruin an experience.

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2. The Incident

So, coming back from Joshua Tree a huge piece of wood flew into our rental car and scratched the windshield and popped out the one of the side mirrors. I was in the backseat gazing out of my window in Lala Land so I didn’t see it happen, but it made the loudest thump. It is surprising that such a heavy item blew in the middle of the road like that, but it was extremely windy. Luckily, my friend got insurance on the rental and all was well once we switched it out with another car.

1. Hollywood

Hollywood was awful and cool at the same time. It was awful because it was just so crowded and not the prettiest place to be. Also, when I was walking on the crosswalk I almost got hit by a really expensive car. I couldn’t stop laughing afterwards because I kept thinking that I almost died in Hollywood and I found that funny for some reason.

However, I did love the Chinese Theatre and I got to put my hands in Meryl Streep’s hand prints. Two thumps up for the Chinese Theatre.

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Top 3 Highs

3. Good Girl Cinnamon

When we arrived at our Air BnB, there was a beware of dog sign and I was like oh no. However, when that light brown pitbull came around the corner I was in love. I wish I saved a picture of her from my Snapchat because she was so pretty. The instructions at the Air BnB said that Cinnamon was a good dog, but she was also a guard dog so it was important for us to say “Good Girl Cinnamon”. So, the whole time I kept telling my friends that I deactivated Cinnamon by saying the code phrase. It wasn’t really necessary to say it all the time, but we found it funny.

2. Channel Islands

Channel Islands National Park was beautiful. I have never seen anything so breathtaking. I saw seals, dolphins, and foxes. The water was so clear and the color of the landscape was amazing. The pictures below don’t capture the beauty of it all whatsoever.

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1. Venice Beach

Venice Beach was very cool. It wasn’t as crowded as I thought it would be and the beach was pretty clean.  There was just so much going on (skate park, street performers, people doing handstands on the beach) and I loved it. It was my favorite part of the trip.

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Also, shout out to Nathan and April for just being awesome.

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