My much-alluded to 5 weeks in California this summer were hot, wonderful, and in the business of happiness. Unfortunately, however, they were not spent with my best bud…BUT he came to visit!
Noah visited for a weekend, and we spent Shabbat at camp and then took Sunday to go out on the [heavily-trafficked-and-sprawling] town [of Los Angeles].
The day started with a momentous occasion…the renting of my first rental car!
First stop was The Grove, an outdoor shopping center/food market in LA with a fun downtown-y feel.
We enjoyed some time walking around the stores and stalls, looking at the various treasures:
Eventually, it was time to get down to business with the food, so we went to the Farmers Market area:
The Farmers Market is basically a large collection of restaurants, food shops, and specialty stores. After looking around for a little while, I got a vegetable crepe with cheese from the Crepe Company:
After The Grove, we drove to Santa Monica for some beach-walking and more window shopping.
The beach was crowded! And there appeared to be some sort of anti-war installation:
Overall, a great visit and day out and about. 🙂