Sunday, May 20, 2007

New Day Dawning

J & J came to bid farewell to LA as they as are about to head off to Europe, the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. We went to the beaches and canyons of Malibu... I love feeling like a tourist... It kinda feels like you are seeing it for the first time (again) and it makes you fall in love with it (all over again).

A short detour to the Getty to see the Tim Hawkinson exhibit. There were some other shows that peaked our interest with their enticing banners: "Medieval Beasts", "Oudry's Painted Menagerie" and "Radiant Darkness." They were too small (and a bit underwhelming) of shows; just shows you how even "serious" art museums use gimmicky titles to lure you in these days... The best exhibit was the postwar Japan art at the Institute; there was a old-fashioned phone where Yoko Ono calls up a few times a week and whoever picks it up gets to have a conversation with her! We were hoping that we were the lucky ones to pick up when she dials. We weren't so lucky.

Another detour... to the Adamson House where we saw the universal Green Man.

Back on track, we hiked through God's country, Solstice Canyon.

J & I now have the luxury of the young'un's drive us around. We finally get to see and enjoy the sights! It was lovely and relaxing being chauffeured by his little sis who calls me "Cousin Ann."

We worked up an appetite after the hike and feasted on seafood & beer at Neptune Net's. I love this couple, esp. their dog.

This looks like one of my Kings.

Then onwards to El Matador State Beach... We all passed out and took a nap...

From left to right: the most beautiful girl on the West Coast, the most beautiful girl on the East Coast, moi and sweet cousin Jenny.

Wiggles & Lin. As J & J left for the night (and from California), Jeremy told me he loves me. It's such a good feeling that after all these years, we don't have to live in the same city to feel close. I love you too Jeremy.