A trip to LA! + a Sweet Surprise…
Last week, we left for LA at the wee hours on Friday morning. We took carry-ons and did not check-in any luggage. This was going to be a 5 day impromptu trip to visit Frank’s friend he met about 9 months ago. They have a lot in common so it was only a matter of time before they would meet in person.
Where we stayed, the family owns 6 cats. 4 grey, 1 orange and 1 black & white cat! Needless to say, it took a few days to remember their names and to recognize which is which. All of them with very different personalities and needs. All of them were adorable and friendly. As with our host and his family, they were adorable too!
One of our favorite things to do in the morning was to walk to the local Donut shop. They served Kona Coffee, a Hawaiian blend, which is rare to find in Canada. We would bring back pastries and coffees and walk to visit Barney, the local donkey down the street. Barney was a funny little donkey as it is attracted to the color black and would run to you if he notices your black clothing or in my case, my black hair.
We also made a trip to the Universal Studios in Hollywood and visited movie and TV sets as well as went on the Mummy ride and watched Water World. It was an overcast day and by nightfall, it got pretty windy I thought I was back in Vancouver.
Our pass is good for a year so we’ll be back to visit the new attraction: Transformers 3D.
The pier was also a very magical place to visit in LA. The beach and ocean are so beautiful and everyone there seemed chilled and good natured. It’s too bad we got there a bit late because all the rides were closed and plus the weather again wasn’t too warm to stick around. Frank got a very nice photo of the sunset. He also surprised me by proposing which I definitely did not expect. I said yes!
Another reason to visit LA was to see and take a ride on their Lamborghinis. Of course, we got a lot of attention at every stop. It was a beautiful sunny day – finally! and we rode around town and stopped to enjoy some Mexican food. I had an Ahi Tuna Taco. Not bad at all!
On our last day, we stopped by Chinatown LA just before going to the airport. The first place we saw was “Yum Cha Cafe” and I couldn’t stop laughing at the sign. If you know Chinese, you’ll know what I mean and why I laugh.