Crazy LA...

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In our convertible, so happy to be in warm weather.

My roommate and I somewhat randomly decided to buy cheap tickets to LA since we had never been to Cali before.  We ended up having a really amazing trip.

Day 1:  We spent the afternoon on the beach in Santa Monica.  It was only low 60s, but, being from Ohio, we were the only ones out in swimsuits.  We even braved the freezing waters to swim in the Pacific Ocean for the first time.  Afterwards, everyone we passed congratulated us for going in the water.  Later we wandered around downtown Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade).  The shopping was excellent, but we were already spending too much money on the buying for us.  We ended up standing near someone playing guitar and people watched.

Absolutely thrilled to be on the beach.
  The music, warm night, and constant flow of people to watch made for a perfect night.

Day 2:  Disneyland.  We figured it wasn't a trip to LA without a visit to Disneyland.  We had some great luck on this trip because the person we rode the tram over with offered us a free ticket.  Apparently he had a family pass for 3 kids but only 2 of his kids with him.  Saved us $95!  We were thrilled!  We tried to ride everything, even the little kid rides.  We also passed Kobe Bryant who said hey to us and saw Kirsten Dunst later on.  We ate at the Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney and then headed back to the hotel.  Disneyland is exhausting!

Day 3:  We went to the Getty.  It was a beautiful day, sun shining.

View from Pacific Coast highway.
  Then we went to Hollywood to get that experience.  We ate at In N Out for dinner because we were told it was a must for Cali visitors.  We spent the night at Universal's City Walk for some more people watching.

Day 4:  I forgot to mention earlier...when we arrived in LA we had to rent a car.  Because our flight was delayed we were some of the last customers at the rental place, so we were allowed to wander the lot and choose exactly which car we wanted.  We ended up paying only $20 (total) to rent a convertible.  Soo on the last day we spent a good portion of the afternoon driving down Pacific Coast highway with the top down.  Amazing.  It was another beautiful day, mid 70s, so we spent the day on the beach, walked through Venice Beach, and watched the sunset from the Santa Monica pier.  We ate at Bubba Gump Shrimp for dinner.  We caught our flight that night and arrived back in Ohio to the aftermath of a snow storm, wishing we were still in California...

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View from Pacific Coast highway.
View from Pacific Coast highway.
View from Pacific Coast highway.
View from Pacific Coast highway.
Sunset on the Pacific Ocean.
Sunset on the Pacific Ocean.
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