09 July 2011

Happy (Belated) Birthday, America!

July 4th weekend consisted of a great road trip adventuring. Friday afternoon was spent paddle-boarding in Malibu (many kudos to the Malibu Surf Shack for awesome service) followed by the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA. The outdoor installment made up of various vintage streetlight styles is beautiful.

Saturday was spent traversing the great mountains and deserts to get to the Grand Canyon. Unfortunately, we had to wait about an hour at the entrance due to an accident - but we entertained ourselves with Pictionary Man, the high-school-mix CDs I had packed and some squirt guns that were supposed to be a surprise for the Vegas pools.

Luckily, we were still able to enter and explore the trails along the South Rim before the sun started to set. Minus the abundance of tourists and multilingual ooh-ing and ahh-ing around us, you really could feel as if you had found yourself on another planet. The timing of the sunset really highlighted all the different layers and colors of rock in the terrain - it probably also saved us from heat exhaustion since the highs were around 110 that weekend.

Sunday morning, we joined the rest of the LP friends up in Vegas. And well, what happens in Vegas...gets posted to Facebook. So you'll just have to check that out to get the rest of the weekend story!

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