This week we had visitors in our new guest room for the first time. Well, actually it is more an office, but we also use it as a guest room if needed. One of Flo’s ex-co workers and her boyfriend came to stay with us for a week after taking a roadtrip down the West Coast from Seattle, where they landed three weeks ago. Sadly we didn’t have that much time to spend with our friends, since we both had to work as usual. But we still had a bit of time to show them some nice things.
We took them to one of our favorite Sushi restaurants down here on Sunday – their first night here, called Waki Sushi in Seal Beach. During the week we mostly stayed in at night, had dinner, talked or watched movies, but during the day our friends enjoyed the sun, beach and a few other sights in the OC. We drove to Anaheim to watch the Disneyland Fireworks on Friday. I think I gave this tip before, but if you haven’t read it yet: If you don’t wanna go to the actual Disneyland Park, but still want to see the pretty Fireworks, you actually can for free. Go to Downtown Disney (you can park there for free for the first three hours) and go to the area between the actual park entrances to Disneyland and California Adventure. From here you have a pretty good view and can enjoy the cute Downtown Disney area for free before or afterwards.
On Saturday, we went to Los Angeles with two more of our friends, got lunch and afterwards hiked to the Hollywood Sign. Many people think this hike is illegal, but it actually isn’t. So if you have a few hours and are in the mood to hike, you should try this one. Not only to get as close to the Hollywood Sign as you can get, but also to have amazing views of huge parts of Los Angeles including the pretty Hollywood Reservoir, Downtown, the Griffith Observatory and if you are lucky you can even spot the beach.
I always love having friends in town, because it gives me a little feeling of home and also makes me see the LA gems that I normally don’t visit!