Hello again! I am writing from Los Angeles, California. The second that I stepped off of the airplane at LAX, I knew that I was in a completely different atmosphere. Palm trees were swaying and the sun was shining as people scurried throughout the city. Los Angeles is the place where a lot of people travel to in order to pursue their dreams and being in this type of environment is refreshing. Inspiration is everywhere you turn!
My first destination was the Getty Center where gardens meet paintings in order to create amazing art exhibits. I must say the Van Gogh and Monet exhibit was my favorite! I traveled to the Griffith Observatory where my breath was taken away as I overlooked the entire city of Los Angeles. It is quite a sight to see…especially at sunset! From there I managed to stumble upon the California Science Center where I laid eyes upon the Space Shuttle Endeavor and experienced the IMAX sensation of “Journey to Space.” I also found the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit fascinating. The other museum I visited was the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art. My favorite part of this museum was seeing the exhibit, “Urban Light,” created by Chris Burden.
Multiple rows of varied light posts allow the mind to have a unique visual experience. It is gorgeous at night!
Although LA has multiple museums filled with information and art, I wanted to continue my journey with an outdoor adventure. That mindset brought me to Runyon Canyon Park. I decided to hike one of the park trails and thank god I brought a water bottle. The sun was beaming down on me the entire time, but after I reached the top I realized that the view was worth the hike! After the hike I jumped in my Jeep rental and cruised down the highway. It was almost surreal to lay eyes upon the famous Hollywood sign and stare at the mountainous hills. The California vibe is definitely laid back but LA offers the full package.
On the third day I decided to visit Universal Studios! Universal Studios was such a fun attraction park to visit, but unfortunately, I visited during the busiest time of the year, summer. I was able to ride rollercoasters and witness the “behind the scenes” creation of movies such as “The Grinch” and “Hell Boy.” Seeing the stages where television shows like “The Voice” are filmed was awesome! After a full day at Universal, I was wiped out. I decided to head to Santa Monica Bay to relax. The water washed upon the shore and the seagulls flew into the sunset. I heard smooth jazz coming from the pier and although the night seemed to come to an end I knew that it was just beginning for those who were ready to spend a night on the town. After the beach, I transitioned to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Looking down upon the names of thousands of celebrities who truly “made it” on the West coast was quite an experience. LA is full of life, adventure, and excitement. I can’t wait to come back!
Leaving L.A. tomorrow and headed out to Vegas. SO EXCITED. I can’t wait to tell you all about it, but I will give you a little preview snippet… I have already booked a limo company in Las Vegas for a tour of the Strip! So EXCITED!