Monday, July 16, 2007

Los Angeles Non-Dodgers-Game Weekend

I traveled to the sprawling metropolis that is Los Angeles this past weekend with a friend. The main geographical focus of our trip was Venice, a little Marina Del Rey and wee bit of Santa Monica. LA is only ~120 miles from San Diego. It has been 7+ years since I've truly visited the city (head hung in shame that I haven't made it to Dodger Stadium-YET.) For all the negative images LA has (gangs, phoniness, excessive focus on wealth/material possessions) I choose to take the fun, beautiful, playful features of LA and run with them.

Cases in point:

The morphed 7-Eleven-Simpsons-Kwik-E-Mart - we love it!

Hot dudes at the beach - we love it!

Cute, minor celebrities spotted zoning out at coffee shops - we love it!

The Getty Museum - we love it!

Cute dogs chillin' at the Santa Monica Pier - we love it!
Sushi-filled happy hours - we love it!
"she had to leave

los angeles

she found it hard to say goodbye to her own best friend

she bought a clock on hollywood blvd the day she left

it felt sad she had to get out"

-"Los Angeles" - X


The Young Family said...

So I have a question for you Paula, where you wrote about the Getty museum you can click on Getty and go to a webpage. How did you do that? Can you explain it to me easily? If not, I will keep looking online to figure it out. Thanks, As you may or may not remember I am not the brightest bulb when it comes to computer stuff!! Em

Melissa said...

Just another great reason why you're my quoted an "X" song. Love the Kwik-E Mart pict!

The Young Family said...

Hey Paula thanks! I obviously couldn't figure that out! We are planning a trip to Disneyland hopefully before Sept. with the kids, we aren't sure if we are going to head down to San Diego... but would love to be able to see you if our schedules agree! we are thinking of maybe taking them to Sea World? We are trying to figure out all the dates and such in the next week or two! Just an FYI so you know we are coming!