We had a blast in LA. The shit show of traffic and parking terrified me into staying local for the most part. Day 1 we went to the Getty Museum which was awesome. They had a great variety, from modern photography to the classics- they had a large amount of Impressionist pieces which I have always loved. The coolest part is its mountain side location looking over the city. The museum is free (there is a charge for parking, the museum is only accessible by tram, but it is still a lot less than other museums that charge a hefty per person fee.) The next day we did the "Inspiration Point" hike towards the Santa Monica Mountains that was gorgeous and offered great views of LA and the coastline. The Pacific Ocean is so beautiful.... Growing up on the east coast the water seems so clear and blue!
The next day I took the Highway 1 up the coast to Santa Barbara to spend the end of my adventure in my birth place. It is SO beautiful; I stayed a Hotel Milo which is right on the harbor and enjoyed the most peaceful, beautiful sunset I saw the whole trip. Fitting for my last night. I can't believe it is over!!! I am feeling all the emotions right now but trying to focus on enjoying my last day as I explore the rest of the coastline and Big Sur before arriving in SF tonight.
Some words about today and reflections on the trip to come soon! Thank you to everyone who made this opportunity possible for me- it has been the most amazing, unforgettable 6 weeks of my life.