My friend Katherine came in town Thursday evening and we crammed all kinds of events into a fun 3-day weekend. Museum, a beach walk, a hike and a couple movies.
Friday held a couple of things, taking the train downtown to support the youth climate strike. The brownie and girl scout troops chanting out climate change slogans was definitely the highlight of that event.
Once we were back home we got dressed up went out for sushi and then to the Downton Abby movie. It was super silly to dress up for the movie and super fun. The ticket taker even commented on our dresses. The movie was fun, light hearted and a nice break from reality.
Saturday we headed to the Latin American Art Museum in Long Beach, it wasn’t a big exhibit but pretty awesome anyway. There were three artists on display Tomas Ochoa, Carlos Almaraz and Osmeivy Ortega.
The Tomas Ochoa pieces were gunpowder on canvas and huge. I went to his website and even wikipedea and still don’t know how he does these. But this one was my favorite of those on display
The art from Osmeivy Ortega was amazing as well. Prints made from carvings he had made. This one is titled The Weight of the Conscience. The print on the paper was amazing, but the carving it was made from even more so.
From there we went to the beach, had a lovely walk, watched the birds and the water and got a little sun burned.
We decided last minute to see yet another movie and went to see Hustlers, it was not such a low key movie as the night before, but I did enjoy it and it was thought provoking. We then made a low key dinner at home and relaxed the rest of the night. Heading to Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve in Palos Verdes Sunday morning for a hike. A hike that shouldn’t have been as difficult as it was. But it was. By the time we hiked down to the bottom and headed back up the combination of my legs being toast from the hike down and the heat in the 90’s made for a slow going me on the way back up. But I made it, not quickly by any means. This hike topped off my sunburn and I have ended up with an end of the season tan heading into fall.
Once we got back home and showered off the hike we headed out for a late lunch at one of my favorite places and this Whiskey Pedro was the reward I gave myself.
It all sounds very cosmopolitan with museums and sushi, cocktails and a crammed weekend. Now to get back to my regularly scheduled routine.