Yesterday afternoon my housemate and I decided to go on a hike in Malibu Creek State Park. We’ve been wanting to spend more quality time together, and it was so much fun that we are determined to make it a Sunday tradition! Sometimes the week is so stressful I don’t make it off campus until the weekend. It is important for my mental health to get out of my room and explore the beautiful world around me once in a while! Below are a few pictures if you’d like to see.^I don’t know if I’ve ever seen California this brown. We need rain desperately!^Hope is a great model 🙂^This outlook was stunning. I forget how mountainous this area is!^Then we stumbled upon a watering hole of sorts– a small lake with people swimming, paddling around in row boats, and even slack-lining. ^I slack-lined quite often at the rock climbing gym in Frankfurt this summer. But never this high up across a lake! These guys were intense…^Whoopsy daisy, time for a little swim!^The second watering hole we visited reminded me of the mermaid lagoon from Peter Pan. Anyone else get those vibes or is it just me?Have a great week friends!
It’s easy to forget all the reasons you love living where you do, especially when life gets busy and you don’t have time to go out and fully appreciate it. That’s why everyone needs to play tourist in their own home every once in a while. I got the chance to do just that this past weekend when two of my German friends from my summer in Hildesheim came to visit. I showed them around my university, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood, Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, and even took them home to El Segundo to meet my family. It was just what I needed. I loved speaking German with them, reliving old memories from Germany and making new ones in Los Angeles. Seeing them in awe of the beauty here made me that much more grateful to call this place home. Sometimes seeing it through the eyes of another is all it takes to put the magic back in a place! Below are a few photos from the weekend if you’d like to see!^Aren’t they great?! Yes, the answer is yes.^Love this place so much. I visited not to long ago (read here) but I can never get enough.^We hiked a ways towards the Hollywood sign and all the wild flowers were in bloom. This is one of the prettiest times to visit Southern California in my opinion.^Randomly found this in the forest near the observatory…apparently LA and Berlin are sister cities. Who knew?!Have a good one friends, and don’t forget to get out and explore your city!
Even after two years of school, I still can’t believe I live here. What the what? Is this place real? That is all.