Day Eight – La La Land

Oh La La Land. While both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were M.I.A. during our visit to LA, we did see a couple dressed as their characters when we visited the Griffith Observatory. And yes, it was precious.

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In true LA fashion the traffic was terrible so we missed the sunset by a matter of minutes. Undeterred, we fought our way up the hill and were blessed with this incredible view of the city (under a full moon, no less!) Trust us, this picture does not do the view justice. The Griffith Observatory is just one of those places you have to see in person. Don’t be deterred by the lack of parking or the crazy steep hills you have to climb to reach that view! It. Is. Worth. It.

Because, yes, even though our expectations were this:

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And instead we saw this:

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We did not leave disappointed.

– – – Other LA Highlights – – –
Hannah was able to visit her college roommate, Joy, who now lives in Long Beach
Eliza and Sam tried “rolled” ice cream; it was strange and also amazing
Apparently sting rays are easily scared off by shuffling feet
And “oil islands” are sometimes mistaken for Disney hotels