Weekend in LASeptember 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 20 °C
Now it’s Sunday night. It has been a good weekend despite continuing heat! Yesterday, Saturday, we decided we would try to go to Long Beach...with the Metro closed they put on an express bus for the route we found out that zooms down the freeway, so that’s what we did. Had a wander round there, saw the Queen Mary - the original one that is now a museum - but didn’t actually go in, we just saw her moored. After a bit of hot wandering round we had lunch at a Spanish tapas bar which was fabulous and just what we felt like, and then took the bus back...and had dinner at our favourite little restaurant in little Tokyo.
Today we went to the market for juice, yogurt and croissant, and to Blue Bottle for coffee...perfect breakfast. Then Amr went to a modern art museum, the Broad, near Disney hall which he says was great...I didn’t go but it sounds as if I will have to next visit. I had a bit of down time, then we set off to the Getty, always a lovely thing to do. Got the metro and then connected with a bus for the last part up into the hills, much more relaxing than the long bus journey we have done in the past. Lovely as always, such a calm place and beautifully set out, and cool and breezy. It was after 6 by the time we got back downtown so we went straight on to dinner, yet again at our Japanese fave!
Now back for the last night here. We leave tomorrow afternoon on air New Zealand, so can leisurely pack and sort out things in the morning. Next instalment will be from London. It will be Tuesday around midday when we land, so we’ll probably try to wander around a bit and have an Indian meal before we sleep!Read more