Monthly Archives: July 2011

California Girls: Getty Villa and Vasquez Rocks

My Mom and I arrived in Los Angeles the week Prince William and his new wife Kate were in town, and in fact we missed them by a couple of days in Santa Barbara.  I am all too used to … Continue reading

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California Girls: Koreatown

I’ve never spent a lot of time in Koreatown in Los Angeles or in New York City.  The k-town I know in NYC is just a few blocks lined with Korean restaurants and karaoke bars centered around 32nd street.  I’ve … Continue reading

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California Girls: Burger Showdown

I set aside my aspirations of being a vegetarian for an In-N-Out burger whenever I am in California.  Even before I arrived in Los Angeles I googled the nearest In-N-Out from our hotel and thought about whether I would make … Continue reading

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California Girls: Missions and Waterfalls

We didn’t visit the Santa Barbara mission on this trip (emo had already visited once) but we toured the Santa Ines mission in Solvang and drove out to La Purisima Concepcion in Lompoc.  But first, we wanted to take advantage … Continue reading

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California Girls: In Denmark?

Since we were in Santa Barbara and I took the group up to the Santa Ynez Valley, we had to spend some time in Solvang (sunny field in Danish).  I have to admit, I was skeptical about visiting a town … Continue reading

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California Girls: Our Version of “Sideways”

I looked into Joshua Tree, Bear Lake, and a lot of other places before I settled on going towards the California Central Coast wine valley.  My aunt and uncle (emo and emobu) and I love being out in nature, and … Continue reading

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California Girls: Santa Barbara

We didn’t need to leave too early in the morning for Santa Barbara but Mom was already up around 5AM complaining of jet lag.  It was just as well since I don’t sleep well in hotels and I was half … Continue reading

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