Year End Special

January 1, 2013

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I’ve been recovering all day. Exhausted!  Katy’s on her way back to NC.

How lucky am I to watch her experience Los Angeles.

The trip was great. We made a list of things to do and pretty much accomplished everything on the list. Katy was enthusiastic and willing to try everything. Katy’s a great kid and I cannot wait to see her again on our way to Paris.

Here’s the list of what we did with photos following.   Whew!

Dinner at 800 Degrees Pizza
Breakfast at the Larder at the Tavern
Beverly Hills High School (the famous Swim Gym!)
Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills with a stop in the Chanel store
Beverly Hills sign
The Grove
Original Farmer’s Market at The Grove
Lunch at Umami Burger
Dinner at Pizzeria Mozza
Improv comedy show at Comedy Sportz
UCLA Campus
Tour of Fox Studios
Malibu Country Mart
Malibu Park photo shoot
Will Rogers State Beach photo shoot
Annenberg Community Beach House photo shoot
Palisades Park
Visit to Bottega Louie downtown LA
Dinner at Drago Centro
Dessert at WP24
Watching ice skaters at LA Live
Breakfast food shopping at Whole Foods
Photo processing
Third Street Promenade shopping
Dinner at Skylight Gardens
Breakfast at Farm Shop
Brentwood Country Mart shopping
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Canals
Venice Beach
Dave Merenda jam session (drums and bass)
Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame
Footprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Visit with Rebecca and Chris
Dinner of fabulous leftovers
Naples Island
Long Beach Storytellers

 

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