After arriving in California after the 5 hour drive, we didn't do much except go eat KBBQ so there's pretty much no pictures from that. There is a clip of it in the recap video though! The second day, we drove out to the city and headed to the LACMA in the morning. We stayed with my lovely and wonderful friend Brent who I wish I got to spend more time with during my stay, but hey there's always next time! We explored the museum and the galleries they had showing and later on went down to ktown and got some strawberry bingsoo at Sul & Beans. We went and picked up Brent after he got off work and headed out to Little Tokyo and meeting my cute long-time blogging friend Rio for some much needed ramen at Shin-sen-gumi. If there's anything I have to say about these adventures I take and what's so satisfying about them, it's meeting all these friends I've made across the country and have known for years and then finally getting to be with them. The connection is so much stronger when you guys can't meet as much.
Our next day in California, we woke up and drove out to DTLA to meet another fab friend, Narith at the Broad! Before hitting up the Broad though, we went and got some bomb ass waffles at Spoon by H for breakfast. I just want to throw out there now, on what a great friend Narith is because he waited in the stand-by line to buy tickets because I fucked up. For hours. Most people would have just given up and said fuck it. Thank you Narebear for being a great friend. I wish we could have spent more time with you too, definitely next time. With more food involved. It's insane when things like that happen and the lengths your friends go through to meet you for the very first time, and it's a wonderful feeling. People like Brent, Rio and Narith are what make these trips so much more memorable. Good company, good views and good times together. This is the kind of shit you'd tell your kids about when you get older. This is the stuff that is worth it in the end.
This is the last leg of this very extensive vacation post, with much more to come.