I don't think I can rave enough about how much fun I had while in LA (if you missed my last two posts on my LA trip, you can find them here and here)! Our first full day started with an amazing hike in Malibu where I completely fell in love with California nature. Even though everything was a little crunchy and dry, it found it absolutely gorgeous...and I kept saying "I want to do a session here!". With beautiful ocean views (minus all the haze!) and lovely nature all around, this girl was a happy camper.For 4th of July, we walked up to the Griffith Observatory and got to watch the fireworks while above the entire city. It was absolutely magical (except for the few times that my fear of heights got the better of me). We could see fireworks shooting off for what seemed like miles upon miles upon miles. Breathtaking. Although we went to several art museums and exhibitions, one of my most favorite places that we went was The Getty. Although it is a museum, we mainly went just to look at its incredible architecture. What an absolutely stunning building it was. With its clean lines, amazing views, beautiful garden...I am pretty sure I could live there. One of the last things we did was go to see the Endeavour space shuttle. Chris had witnessed it being driven through LA to get to the science center a several months ago (you can watch a time-lapse video of it here. I still can't believe they didn't destroy some houses), and it was cool to see it up close and personal. After the science center, we headed to Diddy Riese which is only the best ice cream sandwich joint I have ever gone to...ever (we may or may not have gone their twice while in LA). You can pick whatever cookie you like for each side and any ice cream for the middle. For a girl who loves both cookies and ice cream...and especially both of them together, I was in heaven.
With all of the amazing places we went and delicious food we ate, I told Will that I would happily live in LA (if the traffic vanished). Being able to experience the culture was so much fun. I would go back in a heartbeat!