This morning I got up early...got myself and Ashlyn ready and headed out to meet with Cin in West Hollywood. This is my first time venturing out of the Irvine area alone. Traffic wasn't too bad, but everyone drives like maniacs! People in LA lay on the horn a lot...and at times, for no good reason! It really makes me flustered. =(
Cin's in LA with Matty's folks (who flew out from Hawaii). They made a trip down here to see "The Lion King" at The Pantages Theater. After meeting with Cin and her in-laws at their hotel in West Hollywood, Cin, Ashlyn, and I went to pick up Matty (who flew in separately) at LAX. We had lunch at Broadway's Bar & Grill on 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The weather was really nice and we spent the afternoon walking around, shopping, and taking in the street performers.
Whack shit always happens to me...while we were walking on 3rd Street, a pack of pigeons flew in real low and one of them flew into the side of my head! I was startled and tried to play it off, but it was kinda hard since a bunch of people nearby jumped back looking alarmed and revolted. =/ *sigh* Luckily, I wasn't pelted with poo in the process.
We headed back to Cin and Matty's hotel around 5pm to allow Ashlyn some "down-time". Since she slept in the car, she was wide awake and engaged in some WWF play with Matty and Cin while I used their shower. I HAD to shower. I know it's psychological, but my hair felt gross after the pigeon-incident.
parents made reservations and took us out to dinner at Off Vine. Off
Vine is an old house transformed into a cozy restaurant tucked away
between tall buildings in the Sunset Strip area. The house is heavily
hidden behind a fence of Hederas. I've seen this restaurant in a movie
before...I want to say, "The Bodyguard", but I'm not sure.
dinner, Cin, Matty, and Matty's parents had to rush to make the show...so
we said goodbye, and I slowly made my way back home. It was great
being able to see Cin, Matty, and Matty's parents!
Pictures from today:
we got home, Ashlyn played with her new toys while I laid on the couch
and watched Jet Li's "Kiss of the Dragon". The movie was...ehhh,
okay. I was starting to fall asleep during the end, so I decided to
get the baby ready for bed. Ashlyn surprised me this morning by say
"Daddy!" She said it a couple of times. I think Aric would
be sad to have missed that.
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