my dad’s first visit to see me in Los Angeles was this past weekend. his birthday was on Friday and he flew down on Saturday. i picked him up from LAX around noon and we battled traffic through downtown then finally up highway 2 to the 134. i pointed out the tallest building in LA – the US Bank tower. strangely, downtown proper isn’t as big as the the world thinks it is, but it’s beautiful in it’s own way.
before we came home, we stopped at Phillipe’s for lunch. their reviews are mixed but i really think their sandwiches are good, and not badly priced, either. combined with a lemonade and chocolate cream pie for dessert, it is really something to crave.
after a short rest, we traveled out to the infamous Galco’s Soda Pop Shop. dad didn’t think it was anything to write home about, but Ryan and i really enjoy picking out our favorites and new ones that we’re excited to try. for whatever reason, i get a kick out of trying as many root beers as i can. i grabbed 4 or 5 this time.