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4th of July B-day Extravaganza

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What beautiful weather we were welcomed with at LAX! It was so nice to leave the Florida humidity to celebrate a joint birthday weekend with Chriffie!
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1st Night in Cali

Santa Monica, United States


Chriffie and Brooke picked us up and we cruised on down to old town Santa Monica for a bite to eat outside....gorgeous town and gorgeous weather!

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Santa Barbara Beach

Santa Barbara, United States


Chriffie, Brooke, Kris and I packed up picnic lunches and headed up to Santa Barbara beach, complete with 2 bathroom breaks, a coffee break and gas break...all for an hour and a half trek.

Good thing we weren't going any further. We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day. Aside from the styrofoam cooler I sat on and broke, we had a very relaxing day.


permalink written by  blondie on July 2, 2010 from Santa Barbara, United States
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Hollywood Anyone?

Los Angeles, United States


We headed out for some Hollywood night life to see what it was all about, but we ended up waiting in long lines for a few clubs and realized that we were going to have to take matters into our own hands.

So we checked out a bar on a side street and got right in!


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Laney's Birthday

Los Angeles, United States


We took a beautiful hike into the Hollywood hills, complete with cool weather, free running dogs, and views of the city and Hollywood sign.

Some of the hike was pretty steep, I think my calves are going to be sore, because all the yoga in Florida doesn't prepare you for mountains like this!

To recover, we ate and drank at the Los Angeles Farmer's Market, which had tons of different food choices and of course a chocolate company too. I did not partake in the Brazilian steak festivities since I am vegetarian, but by all accounts, everyone said it was the best meat they have ever eaten!

We met Andre and Jacquie and some other of Chriffie and Brooke's friends out at Hermosa Pier for some birthday drinks. Was sooo cool to see them since I hadn't seen Andre in over 5 years and Jacquie in probably longer than that! We celebrated the last of my birthday and the first hours of Chriffie's birthday at midnight...with maybe one too many shots :)


permalink written by  blondie on July 3, 2010 from Los Angeles, United States
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Chriffie's (and America's) Birthday

Manhattan Beach, United States


Chriffie liked to think he was a team player in sharing his birthday with America haha. We headed to Manhattan Beach for the day and stopped at Uncle Bill's for an extravagant outdoor breakfast. When you order an omelet there, it comes with potatoes and two pancakes, so much food for one person! The french toast was fantastically fried and I'm sure bad for you but oh so good. We needed some good solid food after Hermosa Pier the night before. After Uncle Bill's, we spent the day at Manhattan and Hermosa Beaches to celebrate the 4th. Everyone was in 4th of July spirits, complete with flag bathing suits and even some flag man speedos, eek!

permalink written by  blondie on July 4, 2010 from Manhattan Beach, United States
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