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A Tourist in LA - Day 16, Monday May 15
I'll admit I was a bit sad to leave Anaheim. It was time for the short train ride up to LA. Christine was going to pick me and give me a tour of the city before she dropped me off in Santa Monica.
Once again we stopped for lunch Souplantation, as I was crisscrossed through some of LA; Rodeo Drive, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Belair, Westwood, Century City and Dodger Stadium.
Perhaps I have become a bit jaded as I am aging, but the streets all looked just like streets to me. The stores on Rodeo Drive were, well, they just had no attraction to me. Perhaps I have lost interest in the whole celebrity thing here. Most places we drove by had many, many homeless people on the streets. I even saw tents set up on the sidewalks in some places.
After I was dropped off, I meandered my way down to the Sant Monica Pier. I truly made it to the left coast. About halfway through my month on the road.
Grace Anne Stevens
Day 17 Tuesday May 16: The Getty Museum
A full day in LA and I am in tourist mode for sure. I was told about how amazing the Getty Museum was, so I decided to grab an Uber and head over for the day. I was not disappointed. It is hard to describe the experience of going here as the center is built on the top of a mountain. I took the tram up and thought the best thing to do is join a few of the tours. Oh, the other best part thing, is that it is totally free to enter.
There signature painting is a Van Gogh - Irises.
Close by was a well known Renoir - The Promenade
If you are ever in LA, find time to get there.