Christmas in California, Part One: Malibu & Palm Springs - December
Went to LA to visit Chelsea's family and did a little touristing while there.
Leo Carrillo State Park
part of christmas day here, just north of Malibu. Gorgeous
weather, gorgeous scenery. This location was chosen by me solely
because it was mentioned in "The Big Lebowski." Donny was a good man...
The old lady.
before you get to Palm Springs, mixed in amongst an outlet mall and a
Native American casino, are the dinosaurs you know and love
from "Pee Wee's Big Adventure." Now I just have to visit the basement of the Alamo.
The famous Marilyn statue on the main drag. Never made it out to this dessert oasis when
I lived in California, figured it was time to make up for that.
The main street through town. Palm Springs was smaller than I expected.
Chelsea poses with a statue of Sonny Bono, former mayor and former sexual partner of Cher.
town is packed with great mid-century buildings. This is the
visitor's center, which I think was a former gas station.
Pre-fab aluminum house.
Elvis & Priscilla's honeymoon hideaway.
went back to Malibu because why not. This time to Paradise Cove,
home of the most expensive trailer park I've ever seen.
The gulls were farming in the seaweed.
Low tide sightings.
Another gull doing work.
Eighty degrees and sunny at christmas, it's easy to see what people find appealing about LA.