Abuzzin’ in La

During a week in Los Angeles (LA) with our daughter Monique we spent a lot of time in the car. The longer one is in LA the more one appreciates the so called congested highways and byways of the Twin Cities. No matter the time of day or day of the week the traffic in LA is outrageous and this drives my travel partner nuts. Me–I see it as a challenge.

Seeing Monique has been the highlight of our trip–perhaps I should say it is at the top of a long list of highlights.

During our visit we hiked the hills of the San Gabriel Mountains that adjoin the San Fernando Valley home of Sunland, CA and of our daughter too.


We also hiked in Griffith Park made famous by its observatory and by James Dean’s film “Rebel without a Cause”. And the views were often spectacular; the trails were dusty and the weather was extremely dry.

We got fairly close to the famous Hollywood sign that sits atop a hill overlooking North Hollywood too:

We went to the beach–Santa Monica that is which is also the official termination point for Route 66 the fabled byway that started in Chicago and ends at…


We also paid a visit to some interesting museums;more to come…later dudes and dudettes.


About tourdetom

I'm retired. Travel a lot.
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2 Responses to Abuzzin’ in La

  1. Karen Peterson says:

    So glad that you got to be with your lovely daughter. I knew how excited you were to see her. Safe travels and more adventures to come.

    • tourdetom says:

      Karen, We are in the midst of a national park tour–Sequoia, King, Death Valley, Zion, Bryce Canyon and tomorrow the Grand Canyon. Giant trees to giant rocks–very cool!

      Are you enjoying the snow? How is your Mom?


      Message coming from the Burke iPad

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