Begrudgingly, I’m finding LA and Southern California more and more appealing. Despite today’s thick smog, what a lovely day in LA. Started at Santa Monica Pier, where Jessi was able to find a floppy hat and I was able to find a photo booth. Onto Olvera Street, and now our bathroom has shiny tin animals as soon as I get them out of Elijah’s car. Ran into Carly at scoops (lemon jasmine and peanut butter coffee gelato. Scoops is amazing.) Wanted to head to the Getty, but it would have been closed by the time we made it, so went to the park instead. Then began the long trek home with some misguided detours.