Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Last day in CA

After we sadly said goodbye to the Smith's we headed to Newport beach to meet with Dr. Lynn, the doctor who was our miracle worker in Gonzaga and stitched up Ethan. Nice view of the beach from her office too.

Lynn is super cool. The funny thing is she looked exactly the same as she did the evening on the beach, minus the white coat. Same hair, makeup, dress, spunky personalty, etc. We only got the top layer of Ethan's stitches out. The under stitches will stay in 6 months before they dissolve.

After Ethan's appointment we went to breakfast at a cute diner that Joel knew of in the area.

The kids got these cool model cars to put together and sticker.

Smashed faces in the entry door window...

After breakfast we went to LA. We needed to pick up Dylan's ring before leaving for NE the next morning.

When we got to the hotel Ethan took a good nap. Evie and Joel checked out downtown from our hotel room.

It was a nice but gloomy day. Not much traffic for a Friday afternoon. We had intentions of meeting up with a friend and Joel's sister but by the time the ring was done traffic was to intimidating so we stayed close to our hotel for the night.

We took a dip before dinner. The water was cold but the kids didn't mind.

Walking by the art museum on our way to dinner. Joel found this Vietnamese restaurant on-line that was rated really well so we thought we'd try it.

The Angels Flight tram was repaired and re-opened a few months ago so we took our .25 cent ride.

The waiter brought the kids desert because they are cute. :) The staff (all Vietnamese) was super friendly. One of them brought his phone over to show us lots of pictures of his boy who was a bit younger than Ethan. The food was fantastic.

In the morning we went to Brooklyn Bagel. We saw it on a food show one night about a guy who set out to find the best bagels in LA and every time he found a good bagel it came from this place. Turns out this place supplies bagels to most of LA. The bagels were pretty good too.

As we were on our way to the airport to return our car we drove past Randy's doughnut...also famous in LA. We had to stop. We did a quick turnaround and went through the drive thru...even though we were full from our bagels.

To our surprise "Randy" himself took our order. He was super friendly.

The kids of course loved their treats.

On our way home. Maybe not the best way to spend our anniversary but we had a good week to celebrate.

Our flight kept getting delayed in Denver due to weather...after about 5 hours of delays we finally got on our plane for home. We were there about 6.5 hours..eating lunch and dinner there. The kids busied themselves coloring for a bit after lunch. They did really well considering there isn't a lot of space to play there.

At the end of one of the terminals was this little nook. The kids had fun jumping from it. We also met a few other couples with kids who also had delayed flights. Randomly, we met one couple and the husband, now loving in NJ was from Crestline, the same place Joel's mom is currently living. Small world.

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