Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer's Over - Back to LA for Tanner's Visit

(I will catch up on this blog if it kills me)

After a month in Utah, it was time to head home.  A beach run reminded me why I came back. Plus, Tanner was coming to visit for Labor Day weekend.

I felt bad that Tanner was stuck in school and never gets to go anywhere, so I flew him out to LA for the long weekend. I knew he'd enjoy John Williams and the LA Phil, so we planned a trip around that. 

Thursday night I took him to the Troubadour for a few show featuring up and coming bands. I really dug White Rainbow

We had some 800 Degrees pizza somewhere in there. 

On Friday we tried out Stand Up Paddle Board. I hadn't done it in awhile, and an hour is plenty of time to get a good workout. Neither of us fell in, though some boats in the marina had me rocking a bit! Lots of seals around. 

Friday night - the big event. I didn't know until I got there that Julie Andrews was participating. Squeel! I just love her. The Sound of Music is my favorite movie of all time.

Saturday was a beach day in Santa Monica and Venice.

Cha Cha Chicken for lunch.

Saturday night was the Observatory, which is one of my LA favorites.

Tanner still doesn't put milk in his cereal.

Sunday after church we drove out to El Matador for some sunset photos. Tanner's a budding photographer, so I tried to take him to the most picturesque spots.

I'm pretty proud of this photo I took.

And a quick stop at LACMA...

Monday morning hike to the Hollywood Sign. Did I mention that Marcello was with us for most of this weekend? He was. He and Tanner had met in OK over the summer while M was on the NKOTB tour.

Time for Tanner to head back to school and another semester. Quick lunch at In n Out to watch the planes come in.

Tanner ended up with a lot of great photos from the weekend, and he made a book for me for Christmas. Great present!

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