Exploring SoCal

We headed down to LA this past weekend for our friends 5 year anniversary celebration on Sunday night in Disneyland(post to come!).  We decided to take a few extra days to explore LA a bit and visit some family and friends.After spending a day with Andrew’s brother, our first stop in LA was at the LACMA. Although we did not have time to check out the museum itself, we took a few cool night shots then walked over to the La Brea Tar pits.image image

imageAfter the LACMA we stopped by at a dessert place called Milk.  Mostly known for their Macaroon ice cream sandwiches. Line was relatively short and the sandwiches are pretty tasty at $6 a pop.image

Friday morning we decided to do a morning hike to the Hollywood sign.  We drove to Griffith Observatory for free parking and took the Mt. Hollywood Trail.  This trail has so many break offs and paths that it is very easy to get lost. The weather was so hot and we got lost a few times so we called it quits before making it there.imageimageAfter a quick shower back at the hotel, we had brunch at Eveleigh on Sunset with cousin Julie.  A cute restaurant with a great outdoor seating area that mostly does sandwich and salads.imageAfter lunch we drove to Venice Beach, luckily we were able to park at the Google building located two blocks from the beach.  Andrew and I rented some bikes and spent a few hours riding along Venice Beach all the way up to Santa Monica Pier.  We also took some time to check out the Venice Canals.imageimageThat night we meet up with some friends for dinner at Son of a Gun.  The food was delicious but the portion size was best put in Andrew’s words “What is this..food for ants?”  After dinner, we met up with some old pledge buddies of mine at Lock and Key in Ktown. A super cool bar that has good indoor and outdoor space with some pretty tasty drinks!imageSaturday was spent mostly with our friends in Burbank, around 5pm we headed for our tour at the Stahl House.  An amazing mid-century modern house with some incredible views of LA.imageimage image

LA has a lot to offer and fun things to do, however super hot weather and horrible traffic made me miss the bay area.. there is nothing like home!

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