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The Watts Towers

May 7th, 2011 by alephnaught

The Watts Towers

We were heading to Little India in south LA and saw the exit to the Watts Towers – we hadn’t been there so we took the sidetrip, and it was worth it. Very amazing, worth the trip if you visit LA; if you want to go inside you have to go on a tour and […]

Palm Desert (with pics and a video of course!)

March 7th, 2011 by alephnaught

Palm Desert (with pics and a video of course!)

We visited Aviva’s mom and her boyfriend; we figured we were due a long weekend away from the valley. So we bundled up Iggy and Jett, loaded the Prius and took off. The drive was easy – we left on Saturday and hit no traffic – what a nice change for LA… We had a […]

The San Fernando Mission

February 21st, 2011 by alephnaught

The San Fernando Mission

We’re finally getting back to doing tourist stuff around southern California, so today we decided to visit the Mission San Fernando Rey de España.  It’s located pretty close to us; we took Iggy and Jett so they could also get out of the house and smell the, um, well, not roses. Also, Bob Hope’s family […]

Los Feliz and Mulholland Drive

February 21st, 2011 by alephnaught

Los Feliz and Mulholland Drive

On Presidents Day we decided to walk the dogs around Los Feliz, a neat little shopping area in LA, and then drive down Mulholland from the 101 to the 405. Of course, I took pictures… All with my iPhone. Translate

The Toy District, Little Tokyo, and a red bud (pics)

February 7th, 2011 by alephnaught

The Toy District, Little Tokyo, and a red bud (pics)

Saturday, Aviva and I bundled up Iggy and Jett and drove to the Toy District in LA.  We had high hopes, and they were dashed – don’t waste your time going there, it’s just a bunch of small import shops selling cheap crap.  We did get to walk the dogs around, they liked that of […]

LACMA

January 29th, 2011 by alephnaught

LACMA

Aviva saw that there was a potentially cool show up at LACMA, and we hadn’t been to that museum for an eternity, so we decided to leave Iggy and Jett home alone for a few hours and check it out.  Their mobile website is iPhone-compliant and asks you to save it as an “app” which […]

Shadow Ranch Park

January 23rd, 2011 by alephnaught

Shadow Ranch Park

Today was another gorgeous day in southern California so we decided to take the dogs to Shadow Ranch Park which is just down the street (after running a handful of errands). And of course I took pictures with my iPhone, so take a look, hope you enjoy them! Translate

Mission San Gabriel Archangel and Pasadena

January 22nd, 2011 by alephnaught

Mission San Gabriel Archangel and Pasadena

Aviva and I decided to bundle up the pooches and be a tourist – we drove out to Mission San Gabriel Archangel.  Here’s the blurb on the Mission from the one page flier you get for the $5 admission fee: Founded in 1771, only two years after the discovery of the Sari Gabriel Valley, San […]

Pics from Santa Monica

January 18th, 2011 by alephnaught

Pics from Santa Monica

We decided to hang out in Santa Monica on Monday, so we bundled up Iggy and Jett and drove down. It was a bright sunny day and so we walked the dogs around the park overlooking the Pacific Ocean and then shopped a little and drove home. Translate

Venice

January 17th, 2011 by alephnaught

Venice

Aviva, Iggy, Jett and I decided to spend Saturday in Venice – California of course. While the beach is the most famous part of town, the city is also very cool with lots of tres chic boutiques. One of my fav design shops, A + R Store, is in Venice. So we walked the dogs […]