The weekend trip to Los Angeles was fantastic. The 405 freeway closure turned out to be totally overhyped and didn't affect our trip negatively at all. And you couldn't have asked for better weather.
The Dude and I were down there for my cousin's wedding. Got to see some relatives I haven't seen in a while and even ran into a childhood friend whom I haven't seen in almost 20 years.
Of course, no trip to L.A is complete without visiting my favourite eateries. I got a chance to go to one of my favourite Mexican food joints, Loteria Grill.
For breakfast one day I took the Dude to Clifton's Cafeteria, one of the weirdest places to eat in L.A. The food isn't bad, but the decor is something else.
There wasn't good indoor lighting so I don't have more photos unfortunately. Anyway, it's best to experience Clifton's in real person than via pictures. It cracks me up that they place desserts at the beginning and end of the cafeteria line. It's a smart strategy I suppose. People love dessert.
Other food highlights were donuts (L.A. has the BEST donuts ever) and the best non-dairy ice cream from Scoops. I cannot leave L.A. without having at least one of each.
On the last day, we hung out with my best friend and her family. We walked down to the local farmer's market.
The selection was awesome, and I wish the farmer's markets in Vancouver were as big as the ones in L.A.
If only our trip to L.A. could have been longer. It's such a fun place to visit.