The trip to L.A. was great.
We stayed close to Pasadena again. The first night we could not get reservations at the usual place (Sheraton), so we ended up staying in Eagle Rock, not bad. The next day we went to Venice Beach for breakfast, walked around observing the strangeness of it all and from there we headed to the Tar Pits and Museum on La Brea. We drove a lot throughout the day and visited several restaurants.
Having lived there for about 14 years makes it easier to get back and appreciate the city for all that it has to offer. You don't have to be from out of town to go into other neighborhoods and act like a tourist.
Traffic is just as bad as before, so when I sit in traffic here in Vegas, I laugh at those who complain about "traffic"
Melissa truly enjoys the experience of being out of Las Vegas. She is like a little girl in a candy store. For her, it was painful to leave, then again L.A. is just a mere 3.5 hour drive.
If you like and love sushi, do not go to Tokyo Wako on Paseo Colorado. The food indeed is Waky and nasty. Rolls that come apart when you pick them up, thick unshaped slabs of fish for sushi. Not a very good place for sushi, maybe Teppan but it seemed to cater to the masses.
Jakes Billiard an Pub is still there, that was highlight of the trip.
Q's billiard is no longer there, it was replaced by Boston Beanery...typical sports bar.
Pictures to be posted later.