New Year's Time in California

Having finally made it to Los Angeles, we were soon getting down to activities like piling into cars and visiting Uncle Bob. When we found him someone said "It's good to see you, Uncle Bob" and he responded "Well, I'd rather be seen than viewed."

That night a Kogi Truck was in Alhambra.  So Mom, Greg, Owen and I placed a small order there. 

Friday. Friday was rainy and dreary, we were going to go see nature but instead we saw a nature center. WITH A REAL LIFE ALIVE RATTLE SNAKE (and plenty of dead animals).

Then, with the Rose Parade just a few days away, we went to the Rose Bowl and watched the decorating of floats.

For lunch we followed up on a lead from Greg and tried out a place in Highland Park called El Huarache Azteca and it was spectacular. Every single thing that came out of kitchen, from taquitos to tacos, huaraches to sopes, pambazos to tostadas, was perfect. 

Oh and I guess I didn't take a lot of pictures because I was too busy eating and enjoying?

Shoot, you know what I just realized? All that stuff I posted happened on Saturday, not Friday. I could either switch around my photos and text or just power through this. Ok. I'm going to just power through this.

On FRIDAY, for real, we had lunch at Twohey's and I tried the Lil Stinko for the first time in my life. It's a simple little burger topped with raw onion and pickles. This was Twohey's trademark creation back in the day. Trademark creations sure have changed.

And then we rolled up on the Huntington Library to see what was good.

Then, for dinner, Lucky Noodle King!

Ok, NOW, Saturday night, New Years Eve. For real. I met up with some socially-generous Los Angelenos that let me tag along to "drinks" and jazz in Hollywood (no pics, really) and the big Los Angeles New Years celebration downtown in a park that's by City Hall. Listen, I don't live in LA. I don't remember the name of every big park/plaza I go to. 

Ok, that's it for 2016! I should have the next to LA posts up before April!