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London in March

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Look, guys, I’m still alive!

Let me tell you; this year has been wild. I’ve been busy with work, which pays the bills, as well as other things I’ve been working on. I went to London and Paris last month; I thought I didn’t have extra film in Paris, so there aren’t photos from there, but I had film in my backpack the whole time! Lame.

I hadn’t been back to Europe since I lived in Italy, which was thirteen years ago. London was one of the last places I visited before moving back to the states, and going to London in March was a lot colder than the last time I was there. I wasn’t able to be tourist so much because I was busy with work meetings (even though the original plan was to go for my birthday), but I was able to do some exploring. I hope you enjoyed this quickie visual diary entry on film.

Special thank you to Calpak for the sweet luggage!

Photos by Kevin Ipalari

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La Jolla

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This past Thanksgiving weekend, Brandon and I didn’t want a completely relaxed weekend, so we trekked our way down to San Diego, La Jolla specifically, for a little road trip adventure.

We had more on our agenda but ended up leaving the Inland Empire a little later than planned, and with the sun setting earlier in the winter, there wasn’t enough daytime to enjoy other sights.

Before beginning our adventure, we stopped at Sam’s Club for cheap gas and a quick bite.  After that, we made our way down the 15 Freeway to San Diego.  Our first stop was the Sunny Jim Cave in La Jolla.  For $5 (for adults), you get to hike down a good amount of stairs that are through the Cave Store.  Once at the bottom of the stairs, you reach a wooden platform, which is where the cave is; it’s the only cave accessible through land.  We hiked back up the stairs and out to the cliffs adjacent to the Cave Store where we saw plenty of birds scaling the cliffs as well as a couple sea lions hanging out.

While walking along the sidewalk/boardwalk, we came across a couple beaches as displayed above.  As we kept walking, we saw a crowd of people lined up on one of the beaches, and Brandon and I wondered what for.  We walked closer and realized there were seals hanging out on Children’s Pool Beach.  I couldn’t handle how cute these guys were, so don’t mind the amount of photos of them.

Although Brandon and I didn’t get to do much while in San Diego, we enjoyed our time with the marine animals, the tacos and michelada from City Tacos in North Park, and Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream (just a couple blocks east of City Tacos).  Because we didn’t know what a flight of ice cream meant, we didn’t bother getting one, but it’s definitely a must the next time we go to Hammond’s.

I know there’s a lot more to La Jolla/San Diego than what I spoke upon, but we’ll save that for another time.  Cheers!

Photos by Kevin Ipalari

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