Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Picnic in the Park :(

So today was our last day of my trip to LA. It damn well sucks, I'm not even going to pretend. Me and Lance like to go to Griffith Park and have picnics, lay on the blanket in our spot and talk for hours. It's one of those "special things" we do. So today we went there. We go to the old zoo location and lay on one of the hills looking up at this big peak...
As we lay and talked there, we saw someone had hiked up to the top. Click on the photo for a better view:
The area of the park used to actually be the zoo, and all of the caves and cages are still there:
You can have picnics right in there.
If you're feeling adventurous, you can actually GO IN the old caves.
Kinda like a haunted house, non? You know some bad stuff's gone down in here, a la Turnbull Canyon!
When we were leaving the park this lady was riding her beautiful Arabian horse around the park. I tried to catch a magical shot of her galloping past the caves, but as luck/lack of talent would have it, this is what I got instead...
... a beautiful picture. But all was looking up... because guess where we went next....
Cheddar Bay, baby! Lance surprised me with a dinner at Red Lobster. It was effing great times...
... at the most broken-ass Red Lobster of all. Incidentally, all dinner I was trying to get Lance to help me figure out what song I had stuck in my head. All I could remember was the line "The days were longer, the nights were stronger than whiskey". Turns out the line actually refers to "moonshine", and it's called "Ventura Highway" by the band America. Me and Lance are researching America right now, and it turns out we're both totally fans of a ton of their stuff. "You Can Do Magic", anyone? And I LOVE that Ventura Highway song, even though I had no idea what it was called or who did it for years.

I'm keeping my chin up. It's sad to think about saying goodbye. I haven't been home in over four months... but I'm gonna miss Lance. :(

1 comment:

way_away said...

I gotta say: I'm totally impressed you even posted today, let alone a lengthy post like this one! You are truly dedicated to this photoblog, wow.

I'm glad you had a nice time... I can imagine it's going to be VERY hard to leave. I'm looking forward to seeing you though :D!

What a weird park! Caves, horses running around? Bizzare! Looks like a nice place. An abandoned zoo is kinda creepy: who KNOWS what happens here in the dark of night, it's true. Ew.

Heheheh the Red Lobster dinner looks awesome, but I'm very confused about that sign.