Christina and I picked up Ian and Chris from the airport this morning, and we proceeded to explore Los Angeles in what I like to call a "touristy" fashion.
We started with the Watts Towers, this crazy sculpture thing that this man made with stuff he found around his neighborhood. They're pretty interesting, but you kind of have to admire them from afar, so there isn't really that much to do once you get there.
Then we went to the Santa Monica Pier. It was my first time there, and much smaller than I imagined it would be.
After that, it was off to Pink's Hot Dogs, where we ate enough food to satisfy us for the whole day. Literally. Great hot dogs though! Gotta love the natural casings!
Next was the walk of fame and the Chinese Theater and then the Hollywood sign. We ended our day at The Grove, where we discovered that we were still too full to eat dinner because of Pink's.
So, we came home on the 1, because rush hour was starting, and we didn't want to take the 405 or the 101. It was a really nice drive, and we got to see some people filming a movie, which was kind of cool, even if they were holding up traffic.
We ended the day sitting around the fire pit, just talking and laughing with each other. I can now say that I've done the whole "L.A. thing." Was it worth it? Yes. Will I do it again? Only if I need to show the city to someone that's never been there. Honestly, I think we would have had more fun in Ventura and/or Santa Barbara.
The best part of the day? The fire pit for sure!