Thursday, October 5, 2017

Los Angeles

Mark and I took a mini vacation last week! It was nice to get away and I have never really been to LA before so it was interesting to explore. We went to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl while we were there and all of the people I follow who live in LA were also there...and I saw no one. Haha! 
All of our Lyft drivers were so passionate about living in LA and while I get the appeal I would never ever live there. I just don't really see myself ever living in California in general! However it was nice to have a lot of services like Postmates and things like that, especially since we forgot shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste, we were able to Postmates it! Plus our airbnb owner offered to order us stuff from 2 hour Amazon prime! It's probably good we don't live there because it would be way too easy to buy things.
We flew in early Friday and were lucky enough to be able to check in to our airbnb early. We had the cutest airbnb and I wish we could find an apartment with the same layout. It was super nice. We crashed for a little bit and then went and ate some Korean fried chicken! We stopped at LACMA for a few hours but we weren't able to see anything big because we didn't schedule ahead of time. It was pretty cool to see Picasso's paintings and sculptures in person though!
We headed back to the airbnb for some rest time (I was still recovering from pneumonia and not feeling awesome in general so we had to take it easy) but we didn't stay for long before heading to the Dodgers game! This was so fun. The stadium is very vintage looking and I really loved it! The one bad thing is we had a 12 year old's birthday party in front of us, they brought like seriously over 20 little boys and they were kind of really obnoxious. They all had iPhones and apple watches and it made me grossed out. Getting home was also really funny, they have a gated area where you wait for your Uber/Lyft to pull into a numbered stall and they don't let you out of the gate until you can tell the guard your ride's stall number. We got into this big gated area and since there were so many people taking up the cell service, both Mark and I had none so we had to wait at least half hour before we could even request our ride, and then we waited close to an hour for our ride to get there. It was pretty nuts!
The next day we went to lunch and sat next to a famous person, a rapper from Wu-Tang Clan! It was very L.A it seemed. Haha! After lunch we went to this crazy record store that was ginormous! I have never seen anything like it and it was truly packed! Very cool. After buying a few records we headed up to Griffith Observatory which was a really pretty place to walk around in. The wind was blowing so hard and I had a dress on, so that wasn't excellent. I just tried to have a Marilyn Monroe moment and be fine with it! We went home and got ready for the concert and headed to Hollywood Bowl. We were lucky that our airbnb was within walking distance of it so we didn't have to deal with traffic! The concert was really good and the Hollywood Bowl is just really cool in general. 
After the concert we went to a Japanese restaurant and it was really yummy! The next day we had breakfast at this place Mark had heard about that serves interesting meat. We had foie gras which is duck liver and it was seriously so good! I was very surprised. It's called Animal and I would highly recommend eating there!
It was a good weekend even though I didn't feel totally awesome, but I have felt really good since coming back so I am hoping to feel totally normal soon!

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