My long time friend Gautam (known simply as “G” or “G Man” due to our inability to pronounce his name correctly) was out here for work this week. He stayed in San Diego but agreed to drive up to LA for the day to hang out with me and Matt. We took him on a sort of whirlwind tour.
Apparently I suck at giving directions. While I told him how to drive to our complex, I didn’t remember to tell him to park. Oops. I eventually found him and we headed off to Super Mex in Sunset Beach for lunch. He’d had Mexican the night before but didn’t protest too loudly at being dragged there for chicken enchiladas.
From Sunset Beach we went back to the apartment to try to figure out what to do next. Consulted the California Lonely Planet and decided visiting the Getty and Hollywood were good choices. G quickly learned that seeing much of the touristy things in LA requires serious freeway time.
The Getty Center, an art museum housed in a gorgeous building with gardens, was crowded but still interesting to visit. Sadly it was too smoggy of a day to get a good view of the surrounding area.
Next we headed (via surface streets due to traffic stupidity on the 405) to Hollywood and Highland. Discovered you can park right in front of Hollywood High School anytime after six on Saturday. Walked around the Hollywood/Highland area before grabbing frozen yogurt that was similar to what Pink Berry’s supposed to be like but was called something different. Tasted exactly like they took a cup of Dannon and stuck it in a freezer. Eww.
Our last stop was the Abby in Seal Beach, a bar with great food. Then back to the apartment for some bad TV before G had to head back to San Diego. Much, much fun. We’ll meet up with him when we’re in Stuart for Christmas.