I’m Going back to Cali… to Cali

by Alex Tejeda December 17, 2013

Like most of us,I had been in direr need of a good vacation for some time. Leaving behind all the pressure of everyday living and putting down the buggywhip for a few days of true R and R. After some sorting and brain storming with my significant other we decided to head out West and pay Southern California a visit and family that’s out there. With everything arranged for our stay we where on our way for a 5 day trip to SoCal.

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Our decent into LAX

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First stop Vince Beach. This place is out there. Its a combination of Ocean Drive in South Beach with a large pinch of the early  70’s Hippie movement.

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Venice Shops

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Venice Pier.

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Next stop Santa Monica. Great area. Up beat, friendly people and beautiful back drop.

 

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Santa Monica Pier.

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I wish we had smooth sea’s like SoCal. Light breeze and clear skies.

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A true West Coast sunset. Colors where amazing. This picture does not do justice for the iridescent colors that were radiating from the horizon.

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Food was pretty good with a wide variety of choices.

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Decided to wake up at the butt crack of dawn and scale a mountain side in search of mountain Lions. Oh yeah it was 38 degrees and windy up there!

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“This was not your routine field expedition” Not a good idea to go on a field expedition with floor shine zipper boots!

Wish I could have taken more pictures of the scenery but the climb was pretty steep, narrow as all hell and my nuts frozen!

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Had to make a pit stop at the Getty Museum and get my sophisticated on.

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Great view of all of LA from the observation deck.

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Was met by Steph’s family while touring the Museum. This little guy is a trip.

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The famous picture of the Hollywood sign from the Observatory.

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This place was pretty cool. If your ever in LA area by some luck pay a visit to LACMA. If your a big movie buff your recognize this right away.

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Heart attack waiting to happen.  The Counter is a must. The shakes are bar nun the best I have ever had… I’m even going out on a limb and saying they are 10 times better the “Robert Is Here” for you SOFLO gent and gals.

Burger is a build it yourself dal. I checked off the 3 meat food group.

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The Chinese Theater

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King of Pop… no comment

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Photo Bomb!!!

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Spent my last night in the Grove walking around doing the tourist thing. Defiantly SoCal was in the Christmas spirit.

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Didn’t get to go to the Fucking Catalina Wine Mixer… I had a great time… Stay tuned for a little montage I am putting together and my next trip! Port Land here we come! So long and far well SoCal…..

 

 

 

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