L.A. Immersion

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On our four-day trip to California, Hadley got a real taste of LA. A veritable Southern Cal sampler.

On the menu? Standard fare:

Beach time at Granny’s pad.

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Surf lesson. (Thanks, Gillian’s husband Chad).

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Plenty of farm market perusing followed by gluttonous strawberry consumption.

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Couldn’t avoid Disney…. Hadley loved it. I survived it.

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And finally, what’s more So Cal than Beverly Hills, botox and beach bums?

Earthquakes, of course.

One arrived early Monday morning — a little 4.4 tremor. (The kid slept through it.)

 

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I was awake and it took a moment to realize that high tide wasn’t to blame for the clattering glass and rumbling walls. That said, I didn’t dive for cover under my bed. (See screen shots from the local news during the quake. Where’d everybody go? Oh…there they are…)

 

 

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And now we’re back home. It’s so good to be back; I missed the frigid nights, the wind and the mud.

PS: Thanks, Uncle Bill, for scoring the Disney tickets. And to the motley crew pictured below: it was great hanging out!

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My cool cousins, Stu & Peter, and good friend, Gillian