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.
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!