Let Donna Martin Graduate! – Santa Monica and LA Area – May 2012

Memorial Day Weekend was spent in Southern Cali with Kraig. We aimed to check out LA, Santa Monica, San Diego, Orange County, and Malibu, but didn’t exactly get to pack everything into a long weekend visit there. We spent the first two nights of our trip in Santa Monica. Kraig’s cousin Matt lives there with his wife Laura and they were kind enough to let us stay with them and give us a tour of the area. We started our day off with a trip to  Griffith Observatory.  The original plan was to hike to the Observatory, but we had to drive to the top since I still had a cough lingering in my system from the flu. We brought sandwiches with us and ate at a picnic table with this as our view.

Here are our wonderful hosts Matt and Laura!

Yo E! Can you tell Sloane I said what up?-Seth Green on Entourage.

More pictures we took at Griffith Park.

Matt and Laura drove us around LA and gave us a tour of their city pointing out special landmarks. I actually didn’t snap any photos of this because I was just trying to soak it all in.

We went to the beach in Santa Monica.

We went along Santa Monica Pier.

Played some skeeball.

And questioned Big Bertha’s motives.

Pooled together our tickets for some prizes.

Now it’s time for happy hour at Barney’s Beanery. We got beers, chips and guac. Yum! The night was spent at a Mexican restaurant near Matt & Laura’s place. We ordered the cadillac margaritas with dinner which means you get a little something extra in your drink! The next day we had lunch at BricoLA which was delish. I guess only Pizza places in LA have beet salad on their menu. So awesome!

Now onto picking up our car rental and heading to the real OC.

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