Rekha can plan the hell out of a travel day, you guys.
I just got to go to LA with her. I have only been to LA a handful of times, and every time, before I go, I think, “I am probably not going to like this.” LA seems like the kind of place I wouldn’t be into: I don’t like cars and driving very much, really hate strip malls, and although I do love the sun, I can only be out in it for a few minutes at a time without more or less bursting into flames.
But you know what? LA is awesome. It’s strange and silly, and even the strip malls are filled with cool shit. Rekha planned the itinerary below.
Santa Monica Pier
A good example of the FABULOUS CHEESINESS that is the greater LA area. I love a ridiculous miniature amusement park in any setting, but put it on a beach and I am SO in.
Also it was 90 degrees the day we were there, so it it was nice to stick our feet in the water after wandering the pier.
Also it is possible that my family discovered that this pier is lousy with Pokemon.
Whoa this place is awesome.
First of all, it’s FREE (what??) except for parking. We didn’t even make it to the amazing art collections – there’s a beautiful garden, a sculpture park, great views, lots of fancy architecture.
Next time I go to LA, this place is getting a full day.
Griffith Park Observatory
LOOK AT THIS SCIENCE EXHIBIT. Behold, for it is a timeline of the universe displayed in BROOCHES AND OTHER COSTUME JEWELRY.
LA IS AWESOME CASE CLOSED.
And in that way, it is very similar to Rekha.