Los Angeles 2016


My brother and his love Katelyn got married in Thousand Oaks on June 18th. We decided to extend out trip by a few days and make a little family vacation out of it. I had intended on more hiking and ended up with more lazing around, but I suppose in this case the trip took the shape it needed to. We stayed in Topanga Canyon, in a quirky "art cabin" I found on Airbnb. The location, although about a half an hour away from the wedding festivities, was perfection.

We flew in Tuesday night and went immediately out for a delicious Malaysian meal as well as an opportunity to catch up with one of Nathan's college friends. It was late enough that that was it for Tuesday other than a quick contraband toe in the night ocean by Nathan and Tessa.

Wednesday we went to Santa Monica beach and it was a delightful day. My favorite was our ride on the Ferris wheel, but the tiny but well curated aquarium was great too. The weather held in the mid 70s which was more than I could have asked for, but no way was I getting in that cold water.

Thursday we hung tight in Topanga. Meandering around the hills but mostly just reading in bed. We had dinner with Katelyn's family and then that evening my sister Anna and her beautiful babe came to stay with us and we stayed up late into the night chatting.

Friday was spent on wedding prep all day. The wedding was in Katelyn's parent's back yard - a gorgeous and intimate venue. It was fun helping out and I was amazed at how calm Katelyn and her parents were.

Saturday was the big day of course. The ceremony of the wedding as well as the preparations and location were beautiful.

Sunday was our last day in California and we spend it at the Getty Museum, one of my favorite places ever. The heat finally showed up to L.A. and that made the day a little heavier, but still great. We got some more time to hang out with family and also got to meet up with another old friend of Nathan's for some art and dinner.


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