Along the way, we saw and discovered some pretty cool parts of L.A.. From gawking at the palm trees lining Beverley Hills Blvd. to walking on the sandy shores of Santa Monica beach. From attending the symphony performance at the Hollywood Bowl to seeing Hollywood Blvd. (no stars, besides those on the sidewalk, were spotted). From strolling through booths of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables at a local Farmers Market to watching fish swim below a fountain at a hidden-gem of a park named after Will Rogers. From sipping coffee at the Coffee Bean cafe to cruising around in my brothers very sleek Porsche. You could say we have now been to and done L.A., but in reality (i.e. in a city with 21 million people), we've only skimmed the surface. Here are just a few of the photos that I took.
Santa Monica Pier and Beach.
The Coffee Bean, and a tree that likes to lean.
The tall Fir trees. This one couldn't even fit into my camera shot from 30 yards away!
Shopping at Pike's Place Market with Rosalie, Maya, and Riley. We bought some nectarines and bing cherries (they were so fresh, and so good), and some fashion accesories, but we opted out of having our fortunes told by a cat...I am not kidding!
The Space Needle and the view from the top. It was such an amazing, jaw dropping, 43-second elevator ride. Warning: 360 degree views of Seattle act as a very powerful magnetic force, and you will have a very hard time leaving the observation deck and taking the elevator back down.
(P.S.) I just saw a preview for the TV (now that I'm back to watching TV) series "Jockeys." It looks sooo good...I hope to get to watch it (we don't have Animal Planet)! This will be the show's second season (1st episode will air on Aug. 21st at 9pm CT). Here is a link to a preview from Season 1 that I found on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoasX0I0Lgg&feature=PlayList&p=00B984A0F25FA014&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1#watch-main-area
The sunset from the ferry with the Olympic Mountains far in the background:
The Olympic mountains (again). It was getting quite cold and breezy, but the view was beautiful:
A view of the lavender field at Lavender Hill Farm (where I'm interning at):
Now, it wouldn't be fair to Montana, my other cat, to only mention Alexis (they're sisters). So, even though she still gazes outside, and has yet to step outside, here is a picture of my little (yes, that's the wrong adjective, but that's what makes it a nickname) "aventuradora" in training.
Have a great 4th of July! ~April~
My puppy Brittany got her first summer haircut yesterday. Isn't she a sweetheart!
Our redbud tree: