Summer Vacation – Day 4

We flew in and out of San Diego, so we spent our last full day driving through Los Angeles and down the coast back toward San Diego.

Loved seeing the LA skyline as we drove in…
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Our first stop was Hollywood Blvd

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Checking to see which celebrity’s hands were the same size as ours…

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Kate asked to take her picture by Scarlett’s star…

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I call Abigail “munchkin” so this star was perfect…

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We left Hollywood and headed to Beverly Hills.

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of course we had to drive down Rodeo Dr.

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Last stop in the LA area was Santa Monica Beach

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We decided to make one last beach stop.  So I have to confess we loved the MTV shows Laguna Beach and The Hills, so of course the beach we stopped at had to be in Laguna Beach. We stopped at a little cove and not crowded – PERFECT.  Again, the waves were huge and undertow was really bad so the lifeguards wouldn’t let people go past a certain point in the water.  However, the girls still had fun playing in the COLD water.

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We finally made it back to San Diego!  We walked around the Gaslamp Quarter before dinner.  I LOVE SAN DIEGO!!

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Back at the airport ready to go home…

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My thoughts on California…

I was not super impressed with LA.  I had always wanted to go and see all the sights but it was not how I had it pictured in my head.  It was way too crowded and dirty looking. I LOVED San Diego, Coronado and La Jolla though.  I would totally go back there and spend several days.  I would also like to go to San Francisco and the wine country in the near future.

While we were gone, our renewed passports came in the mail. Just in time for our next vacation! 🙂


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10 replies

  1. I loved Laguna Beach (the show), too! Mark & I really want to go to Napa Valley or Northern Washington to visit vineyards in the future, too! I’m glad you guys had a fun trip. Can’t wait to hear about your next.

    • It was very cool to see it all in person. My oldest said “is this the Beverly Hills that is on that movie Beverly Hills Chihuhua” LOL!! They were just as excited as me to see all the famous sites.

  2. OH wow! What a fantastic vacation! I am going to go back and read the other days and I can’t wait to see Cabo pictures. 🙂 gwingal

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