Since Colleen had not really seen much of Los Angeles prior I took her on a full day's tour of the downtown area.
We caught the Metro blue line around 9:30.
It was a cold and wet day but we were dressed in our oversized jackets (Colleen wearing my rain jacket and me wearing Mike's). No rain was going to dampen our plans.
The first stop was the Los Angeles Public Library:
Next Stop The Biltmore Hotel
En route to our restaurant we made a short stop at the fun "Last Bookstore"
Then a leisure lunch at Le Petit Paris..
Onward in the rain to the City hall
The Disney Music hall is next on our tour
Quick shopping at the museum gift store
The Broad Museum
On to the California Plaza
Grand Central market
Last stop Union station
some shopping on Olvera Street
Time to head home. The sun is coming out at day's end. Home again by 6:00. A full day's touring accomplished.
The next morning we were up early to go to Crema Cafe in Seal Beach for a last coffee and pastry before Colleen's flight home
It was really lovely to have this one on one time with my slowtravel friend Colleen!
About a week later I received this wonderful surprise at my door.
Thank you Colleen for such a lovely surprise.