Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday with Granny Loz

I was fortunate enough to meet yesterday with another blog friend, as Lorraine from Granny Loz was in L.A. on her way home to Australia.  I picked her up at her airport hotel and we spent the day at The Getty Center, high on the hill above L.A.  Parking is $15, but entry to the huge and beautiful museum is free, thanks to the Getty Trust.  Despite there being five full levels of cars in the underground parking already when we arrived, it was not crowded in most of the galleries and the grounds and plazas are extensive.  So, those of you in So Calif or visiting from elsewhere, take advantage!

We made our way down to the gardens first.  Lorraine has a much better camera than I and she took some terrific shots of the museum buildings and grounds. Though I was losing my voice due to a bad cold, we talked and talked...

 Ate a delicious lunch in the museum's fine restaurant after visiting some galleries...

And took in the views of downtown L.A. to the ocean.  In the distance we could see Catalina Island off the coast, in the haze. 

It was a blissful day and Lorraine was every bit of the lovely lady I knew she would be.  Thanks for meeting with me, Loz, and for the generous gifts.  Happy travels!

To all of my American readers and blog friends, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!  I'll raise a slice of pumpkin pie in your honor!

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

How fun for both of you. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

What fun! Happy Thanksgiving!

Judy

Vivian said...

Great fun --and almost surreal-- to see two of my favorite bloggers, from two different continents, in one photo. So glad to read that you got to spend time together.
Safe travels, Lorraine.
And Annie, hopefully you'll get over that cold, and enjoy Turkey Day!

Janet O. said...

So fun to meet up with fellow bloggers. Looks like a wonderful place. Wish I was closer to enjoy it.
Happy Thanksgiving to you--and improved health!

Shay said...

Loz is one of the most fabulous people I know. Im so glad you two met. It feels like we're all even more connected now somehow. It looks like you had a lovely day!

By the way - Loz is currently bribing me to be good so she'll fork over a parcel I understand you gave her for safe keeping!

Dawn said...

Fun visit. Love The Getty, what a special place to gather. Have a great holiday!

Quilter Kathy said...

How fun! Quilters are great, eh?
I couldn't really identify anything in that food photo - must be very exotic food!

Lorraine said...

It was a fabulous day Annie! What an amazing place to spend time with a friend! Thank you...and hope you have a fab Thanksgiving!

Marg said...

If I ever get back to LA I will definitely have to go there. It seems like it would be a fabulous place to see. Isn't it wonderful to meet other bloggers. I hope you are feeling better and getting over your cold.

Jenny Watson said...

Wow it is so delicious post yummmyyy.....

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Mary said...

What a fun day you had!

Kate said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Looks like both had a lovely time.

Tanya said...

I visited Granny Loz's blog and saw that pretty spool gift that you had given her. What a neat idea! Did you make it yourself? Do you have a tutorial?