I Went to California and I Had Fun

Gang at Don Cucos
Me Having Fun In LA, Left to Right: Ryan, Me, Sue, Nathan, Wendy, Jason, Seven, Anna. Fun!

I know it’s been a while since I updated this thing. I hope you missed me as much as I missed you. I was away because I flew out to California to surprise my Dad for Father’s Day, because that is just the kind of amazing daughter I am. Dad was really surprised and happy to see me and did not have a heart attack and die in the restaurant as I feared might happen when he saw me, being that he was not expecting me to show up in California from NYC for Father’s Day. Thank goodness he lived, because accidentally killing my Dad on Father’s Day would have really been a drag.

Before I went down to Orange County (where my parents live) for the Big Father’s Day Surprise, I had the chance to spend a couple of days in LA hanging out with my West coast peeps, eating many delicious foods and getting way too much sun. It was awesome. And you should see this hot pink, Indian silk print slip dress I got on Venice Beach for $10! What a bargain! I Love California!

Please enjoy a collection of rad pictures of me having fun in the sun after the jump.

Sue and Gail at the Lake Shrine
Lakeshrine Temple, Pacific Palisades

Venice Beach Boardwalk

Me on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, the Place To Be for Hot Summer Action!

sue and gail at venice beach
Me and Sue on the Boardwalk where we bought rad summer silk dresses for ten dollars!

gail on the beach
Pacific Ocean in the Background

gail and stone monument
Native American Stone Monument Thing at Griffith Park

hiking to griffith park observatory
On The Hottest Day of the Year, Sue and I hiked to the top of the Griffith Park Observatory, because we are idiots. Downtown LA / Smog in background

gail and brian levy at brunch
Sue and I had Brunch with drummer Brian Levy formerly of the hot rock band Portable. I had the Apple Pancake, and it was amazing.

me at a crafts fair in so cal
On the way down to The OC we stopped at a Crafts Fair. The Artist of this sculpture yelled at Sue for taking a picture of me next to his artwork and not paying him for it

surprising dad