Sunday, March 6, 2016

Mother - Daughter vacation to LA - Part 1

It's been quite awhile since I've managed to pull together thoughts (or more appropriately, time) for a blog post. It feels quite fitting to pick up writing again to chronicle Sophia & my trip to Los Angeles - the first of what I hope are many vacations together.

For over a year now, Sophia has been asking to visit her best friend Avery who lives out here. Given the winter we had last year, I was all for a warm weather vacation. Plans didn't work out for February break for a number of reasons (mostly because I'm adverse to traveling during a week that the 2/3rds of the entire Northeast population is trying to escape to warmer confines), we opted for the first week in March.

In addition to wanting to see Avery, Sophia wanted to go on an airplane. The last time she had been on one was our ill-fated trip to London 5 years ago -  (2 days after she had a concussion and picked up some unpleasant virus while at the hospital). I remember every vivid detail of that plane ride, her - not so much.

Luckily, we had a ton of jetBlue miles which meant personal TVs, Wi-Fi and unlimited snacks. Really - a win for everyone.

Drawing while waiting for our flight to board

It's Go Time!

Unlimited PawPatrol and Adele playlist - Check!

The flight was easy-peasy. We made it into LA and picked up our rental and then headed to our AirBnB. We got a fun little place on Venice Beach. We couldn't check in till 3p, so we parked the car and headed over to pick up our rental bikes. Check out Sophia's cruiser!

Then it was off to the beach to dip our toes into the Pacific!

Not a bad view to end our first day West!

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