Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LaLa Land & the Beach

I was so excited that my friend Joanna came to visit me here in La Jolla over the weekend. I promised her it would be a great place to relax, be a little bit degenerate and just have some good old fashioned girl time (which it was and is...PAM). When I picked her up at the airport she mentioned she had never been to LA. Since we had planned on doing some house hunting for me while she was here up in the Laguna 'hood I thought what's an hour more drive up to LA. After asking her what she really wanted to see up there she decided on wanting to see Hollywood (Just as a note if you have never been to Hollywood, please trust me in that you are not missing a darn thing. Seriously it's two block of weirdos. And that is coming from me, a total weirdo calling others weirdos.). I warned her that it is a pit and she might be disappointed, but she wanted to go and who am I to tell her no. Lovely day, promise of good food (dropping in on the parents) and seeing all the crazies out on Hollywood Blvd, I can think of worse things to do on a pretty Sunday. Needless to say she was a little disappointed at the Walk of Fame and the Grauman's Chinese Theater but we had a fabulous lunch at Aroma's  on Sunset Blvd and drove through Beverly Hills ending up at Redondo Beach just as the sun was going down. It was a fun visit and reminded me that sometimes you just need to be a tourist in your own town.

I just love this shot. It was a pretty day!

Just a small sampling of the "characters" on the street. Zoro, Spiderman and Cookie Monster.
Wonder Woman (not pictured) was my favorite.

Doing a little retail therapy.
I love this photo of Jo. She didn't know I was taking the photo as
she was taking off her sweater to enjoy the sun.

Gotta love Shatner!

Jo at the Chinese Theater
Jimmy Stewart. They all had such tiny hands and feet!

At the beach caves in La Jolla.

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