Memory Lane: SoCal 2007 (Part 2)
Here are more highlights from my 2007 trip to Southern California – part 1 is here!
After touring Hollywood, my mom and I ventured down to Long Beach and the Aquarium of the Pacific! Being very familiar with Atlantic sea life, we were excited to see some Pacific fish.
The aquarium also had a parrot and Lorikeet aviary.
Later we looked at the Queen Mary and a lighthouse, rode a Ferris wheel, and had dinner at a delicious Greek place.
My mom is a fan of the Schullers, so on our last full day in California, we went to church at Crystal Cathedral in the OC. The building and grounds were beautiful.
After church, we made a last-minute decision to go to the Getty Museum. It was magnificent – one of my favorite memories from the trip. I also thought I saw Liv Tyler there (my only possible celebrity sighting).
After a week and a half in SoCal, I felt very comfortable there! I loved the culture, the beautiful weather and surroundings, and the excitement. On our last night, my mom and I were watching the news in our hotel when I suddenly exclaimed, “Oh, that girl found her lost horse!” I’d been there long enough to follow an entire local news story. My mom shook her head at me and said, “Time to go home.” But I left a little piece of my heart in LA, and I look forward to visiting again.
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