Welcome to my blog. I’m a retired school teacher. I have a passion for all things L.A.- the art, history, places, events, and laid-back life style. L.A., a city renown for sunny beaches and mountains surrounded by suburbs has a diverse population drawn from all over the world, and the entertainment studios that captivate and delight the whole planet. Because of this unique blend Los Angeles bubbles with creativity and futuristic thinking. I love it all!
You’ll notice I ignore the large theme parks and other glitzy commercial enterprises. Everyone knows what and where they are. Here I’ll seek out unique and inexpensive (free if possible) activities and tell you about it. I’ll scour the neighborhoods from the ocean to the mountains, and all the hills and valleys in between for the really fun and interesting things in and around Los Angeles.
So, this site is for everyone who wants to get out and enjoy easy-to-do adventures and explore the real Los Angeles. This is for the tourist exhausted from the theme parks. It’s for the L.A. newcomers wondering what fun activities are available in their neck-of-the-woods. It’s for the moms and dads who want to get the kids out of the house and have fun for everyone without spending lots of dough. It’s even for couples looking for a unique event or outing.
This is also for all us who love Los Angeles. We all have special places and events we want to share. Do what you love be it a short walk around town, kid-friendly events, a short hike along a favorite trail, a bike trail, some quirky place or happening, unique neighborhoods, or some special up-coming event. Use these pages for ideas and drop me a note to share comments.
As you can see, if you are looking for a real Los Angeles adventure you’ll find it here. Even if you’re a long time Angeleno, you’ll find a lot of great new ideas as well as a long forgotten place or happening- certainly something worth doing again.
Since this site is for people of all ages, readers, I would appreciate family friendly comments.
Let’s enjoy LA.!
Our picture for June ’17 quiz features a sculpture by Paul Conrad titled Chain Reaction, dedicated in 1992. It is located on the lawn of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
For this all previous quizzes go to Take the LA Quiz.)