Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Remember when…

we went to LA? No? Why not? It’s only been several months since our trip. What’s that, you say? You never saw pictures. Well, who would be so lazy as to never post pictures of their trip? Me? Noooooo. You must be thinking of someone else… someone who’s less organized, who always posts about the boring mundaneness of life, and forgets to document exciting life happenings. Oh, wait a minute…

Well, it’s better late then never, right? Right?

Our trip was lightening fast, and given Audrie’s rehearsal and contest schedule, we didn’t have much time for sightseeing. For a quick trip, though, we sure packed as much as we possibly could do without missing the contest altogether. The first night we went to the observatory up in Hollywood Hills. It was amazing to see LA lit up. There wasn’t one spot on all of the horizon that was not saturated with light. I might have had some fantastic pictures, but I forgot the camera. [GASP!]

The next day after Audrie’s rehearsal, we went to Malibu to get in some beach time. I didn’t make the mistake of forgetting my camera this time. At this point, I will cease with the words and let you enjoy all that the pictures have to say…








After the beach, it was time for some good eats at Malibu Seafood. Yum!


Then a quick trip to the J. Paul Getty Museum, where we only had an hour to peruse the many halls of ancient artifacts, sculptures and paintings.


The next morning, we took a quick trip to the Walt Disney Concert Hall…something I wanted to see while we were there. We almost didn’t go because LA traffic had lived up to its name the night before, and the fears were that we might miss Audrie’s piano contest altogether. Thanks to the coaxing of one determined husband, though, we made our way downtown, and I’m so glad we did. Despite the fact that it was cold and rainy, I think we all thought that the place was worth the visit.




I won’t tell you exactly what was going on here, but it might have involved some singing…





We made it back in plenty of time to get ready and catch the bus to the piano festival.



The next morning we flew back to Texas, and that was the end of our trip.

Fast and furious, but exciting nonetheless.


nessa dee

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