L.A. Times

So, we’ve been a bit quiet lately. We haven’t been DIYing and remodeling as much as we have in the past. We’ve accomplished so much in such a short amount of time, we really just need a break from all the hard labor. We’ve been crafting a bit, which you’ve read about (and will soon read about again) and we’ve been handling regular maintenance type stuff around the house, but we have no major projects in the pipeline at the moment.

With that being said, we recently took a much-needed break! We went out to L.A. to visit some family and friends and it was a GREAT time.

We had been to L.A. 2 times before, but this was the best trip yet. We’ve done all the touristy things in the past and this was the first time we had a rental car for the entire trip. We spent a lot of time visiting with people, walking (lots and lots of walking) and just soaking up the CA sunshine. Elysian Park CA California vacationEven I managed to get a little color (I’m practically Casper otherwise).

We ate at In-N-Out Burger (obviously).

In N Out Burger CA

We visited the Getty Center.getty We had drinks at the Dresden in Los Feliz, the bar from the 1996 classic, Swingers. Check out these sweet lights… dresdenlights We went on a self/friend-guided brewery tour.Southern California Brewery Tour

We had fun.

funAll in all, it was a fantastic trip! So while we are cooking up some more posts related specifically to this Fresh Nest of ours, please enjoy some more snap shots from our vacation. And don’t forget! …You can connect with us on a daily basis by following/Insta-ing/Pinning with us! Click here to see all the ways to connect with us. Now enjoy the rest of the photos…

Dunder Mifflin, The Office
Scranton Business Park, A.K.A. where they shoot NBC’s The Office. Had been here years ago, but pleased to see the signs were still up even though they are wrapping the show!
Dolby Theatre Hollywood, CA
A view of the famous Dolby Theatre from the hills
Hollywood Hills CA
A view from the hills, where we were staying
Hollywood Sign
The Oh-So-Famous Hollywood Sign
Zuma Beach Malibu CA
Zuma Beach out in Malibu, CA
Zuma Beach in Malibu, CA
Lifeguard stand and a gull at Zuma
Topanga State Park
Topanga State Park, spent the day hiking here
Eagle Rock Topanga State Park CA
The view from our hike to Eagle Rock at Topanga State Park
Hiking Topanga State Park CA
Made it up to Eagle Rock at Topanga State Park! Not a very far hike, but quite steep and hot at times. Definitely a nice vacation challenge.