Even though I live in Southern California, it is not often that I visit our popular vacation spots. During this past week, some of my family from Ohio came to visit me and I've had the best time doing lots of tourist things. We went to Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Universal Studios and City Walk, and the Hard Rock Cafe.
We've also been to the Santa Monica pier and the beach...
Even though it's been what I'd consider cool (mostly in the 60s), it was snowing last week in Ohio. I guess I've gotten really spoiled by the beautiful weather here!
And of course, we've been to Disneyland and California Adventure.
And today we took a whale watching cruise out of Long Beach. Even though I didn't get a photo, we saw several whales - and one even jumped high out of the water while we watched. What a treat!
I think it's really true that I've come to see Southern California through the eyes of others and appreciate it that much more! What a great place to live.