1. The America At Brand
Starry eyed by our first trip together into one of the biggest and most influential cities in the world, we were unaware of the opulence that even the malls in Los Angeles have. As we walked hand in hand through the large courtyard, the fountain caught our attention. With lights under the surface reflecting the softly moving water, we paused for a moment to enjoy the view and the company.
Unassuming we sat there for a few minutes before we saw the waters starting to move. More lights began to flicker on and off in patterns to the music in the plaza. The music grew louder, and with every crescendo, a jet of water matched the beat. Right before our eyes, the water began to dance and we were enthralled by the City of Angels.
2. Griffith Park Observatory
I don’t think that the original creators had Hollywood in mind when they built an observatory to gaze at the stars. But from up on the mountain side, you could not help but romanticize about the treasures that such a famous city would hold. I looked out upon the city with hope and optimism at the beginning of our trip, not knowing what my first road trip would be like.
3. Venice/Santa Monica Beach
Accidental celebrity sightings, 3-D photography and massive waves made our beach day one to remember. Getting to spend the day with a beautiful sea goddess made the beach that much more magical.
Some friendships are so strong they transcend distance. They transcend any amount of time between seeing each other. They even transcend relationships. Not only was I not told it was the day to wear black and red, I was told to take the photo. Here is to friends making boyfriends the third wheel.
5. Grand Park
However, being in a complicated three way relationship has its perks. For one, you always have a photographer. Second, they don’t bat an eye when it comes to cutesy couple photo shoots. It also helps that Christine is a great photographer.
6. Bottega Louie
With our heads on swivels, we looked around the fancy downtown shop, waiting for a celebrity sighting. We didn’t see anyone famous, or at least no one we recognized, but we did feast on the most decadent macarons I have ever tasted. Everyone nibbled their flavor of choice, wishing there was more so the experience didn’t have to end.
All in all, a trip full of foodie adventures, many boba tastings, beautiful fountains, and wonderful company. We'll be back someday!
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