Besides our ridiculously crazy Saturday night, Atalaya and I had a great touristy weekend and saw many typical LA places and things. Since she had never been here before, I really tried to do a good job of showing her a little bit of LA. And because I am huge dork sometimes, I even typed up a little itinerary for us. This helped us stay on track and get to things on time, like dinner reservations and Dreamgirls.
On Friday morning, we drove to the infamous Santa Monica pier and enjoyed a leisure walk up and down it. We also just sat on a bench watching the waves and chatting for a bit too.
Next, we headed to the beautiful Getty Museum. It was such a lovely day to be outside and really delight in the gardens there and to really see the amazing view from up there.
After the Getty, we drove through several fancy neighborhoods and famous streets; Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, Melrose, Rodeo Drive, Wilshire, and a few others. In Bel-Air, we stopped at the house where they filmed "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". That was cool since we actually were able to drive all the way up to it.
Other highlights of the trip that I haven't mentioned in this blog yet was going to the Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. and checking out all the prints in the cement there, getting a few good pics in front of the HOLLYWOOD sign, seeing a celebrity at a bar next to us-Hilary Duff, enjoying yummy chicken and waffles at Roscoes, spending a day in San Diego with my sister and Lucas and visiting with a friend of Atalaya's that lives here. All in all, it was a full weekend that I think covered most bases. She will just have to visit again to check out other awesome LA hot spots! Now, I'm off to bed since I am exhausted from it all!