I have always enjoyed traveling, even if it meant sleeping in a tent when I was younger. I prefer hotels and cruise cabins now, but the motivation is the same...an adventure waiting to happen. Sometimes you will find me traveling with my husband and/or family. Sometimes I will travel alone, and sometimes I will travel with friends. I hope you find it entertaining to keep up to date with me as I explore the world around me. Warning...I like to take pictures of food so don't read if you're hungry. More adventures await...see ya soon...Amy.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday in Los Angeles

One of our favorite things to do when we travel is check out an area church. Our kids will never forget all of the times we went to Max Lucado's church while visiting San Antonio for conventions. We decided to go to Oasis Church on Wilshire and really enjoyed their worship and the pastor's message. This church believes very strongly in plugging in to your community and church with service projects. There's something for everyone to do or participate in. After the service we went to the Farmer's Market for lunch. The Farmer's Market has been located at 3rd and Fairfax since 1934. It was full of small places to eat and we ate crepes at The French Crepe Company. In my opinion, crepes are better in France, no reason why in particular, they just are but lunch was still good. After lunch, we went to the Petersen Automobile Museum at Hallie's request. Hallie considers cars to be works of 3D art. As sculpture and 3D art is her passion, I figured that if she can come with me and look at the Impressionist art in Paris, then we should support her in what she thinks is beautiful. It was really interesting and we were glad we went. The cars truly were beautiful and our favorite exhibit was one that combined fashion with autos, mostly set in the late 30's and 40's. We spent the rest of the afternoon at The Grove, a shopping area next to the Farmer's Market. We had reservations for dinner at Maggiano's Little Italy also located at The Grove. We decided to stay at The Grove and watch the lighting of the BIG Christmas tree. Mario Lopez was the M.C. and there were musical numbers before the lighting of the tree by Dan Aykroyd. The artists that performed were David Archuleta, Jesse McCartney, Dave Koz, Charice, Michael Grimm, and Wilson Phillips. The sound was not good where we were standing and we had to look at a monitor to see what was happening, but it was still cool to be involved in such a popular event here. Tomorrow we tour Hollywood. Until then....

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