I joined Dayton for the second year in a row as we embarked on four days of adventure around LA: Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm (not pictured), the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and the racetrack at Santa Anita. We had to cancel the last day, which was going to be full of driving around the Hollywood Hills, due to me catching a fever (thanks a lot flu season!).
Day One: Universal Studios
For living in socal and having only been to Universal once in my life, it was great to visit a second time. Sadly, we only got to go on three rides, due to both the long lines and freezing, rainy weather: the Harry Potter 3-d ride, the Back-lot Tour, and the Minions ride. Dayton and I got passes, so we plan to return more in 2017!
Day Three: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
On day three we headed to the Ronald Reagan Library. I consider this to be a hidden gem for many in the LA region. Visiting only a month after voting in the presidential election for my first time was especially valuable, and helped us learn more about the value of American democracy.
Day Four: Santa Anita Racetrack
At Santa Anita Racetrack, the day consisted of phenomenal food court Mediterranean food beforehand (not pictured, sadly😭), losing $20 (I would gain $18 of it back), and lots of cigarette smoke in the air. Oh, and plenty of beautiful horses running at insanely high speeds, but sometimes not fast enough for one to make anything off of their bet. Having been my second year in a row, visiting the track after Christmas might just become tradition from now on.
Can’t wait until next years adventure!