Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mini Vacation in L.A.

This past Wednesday Wendell took Brandon out to CalTech in Pasadena, CA to get settled in to his dorm.  I flew out that evening and Wendell and I went sight seeing Thursday and Friday while Brandon attended his orientation classes.

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Griffith Observatory – you have to go here if you’re ever in the Hollywood/L.A. area.

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Wendell sitting next to Einstein at the observatory.

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Cool display of the planets at the observatory.

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Random 50’s cafe off of Santa Monica Blvd where Wendell and I ate one night.

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Los Angeles Temple.  Wendell and I did a session there on Thursday.

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Afterwards we drove to Santa Monica and up the Pacific Coast Highway.  We got there just as the sun set.

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Cool bridge off of Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, CA.

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Stupid traffic in L.A.  This was taken as we were trying desperately to get to the airport Saturday.  Took us two hours to get from Pasadena to LAX (approx 20 miles).  Thankfully we had allowed ourselves a lot of time to get there or we would have been in trouble.  Our flight was at 4:45, so we had reserved the car until 2pm so we could be at the airport the requisite 2 hours early.  We left around 12:45 to give ourselves what we thought was plenty of time.   When Wendell picked me up from the airport Wednesday night it only took 35 minutes and that was with what I would consider normal rush hour traffic in Houston (except that it was 9pm!!).  Anyway, we got there about an hour before the flight.  Just enough time to sit down, de-stress and then board the plane.  The flight wasn’t full so we got the row to ourselves!

4 comments:

sturpin said...

I thought LA was fun to visit, but would NOT want to live there! :)
Looks like things are going well - I am happy! :)

Jeanette said...

Looks like a great trip. Did you come home with anything new?!

The Livingston Place said...

Awesome trip though short...but you left out the best part...you got to see and spend a moment with your favorite mission comp of all time, Sista Conner! What up!? hahahaha!!!! Love you, dear! It was so nice to see you and meet Wendell.

Heather said...

That looks like a fun little trip! Sorry it was short, but it looks like you packed it in.