Grant, Boba, and I flew down for my dad's 60th birthday. Well, the weekend after for a quick LA trip. My dad likes to walk and people watch, so we walked around Third Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier. I am from Santa Monica and miss being so close to the beach. The beach in San Francisco is not that same.
We had some Tito's Tacos, which is one of my family's favorite places to eat. It's a place my parents have been eating before we were all born so it's very nostalgic. I love their tacos, chips, salsa, chili con carne, and refried beans, but I know it's not for everyone.
We also went to one of my favorite ramen places, Tsujita LA. I love the Char Siu Tsukemen here. The line was pretty long, but we got through it. Here's Boba waiting in line:
Afterwards we decided to hike to the Hollywood sign since my dad and I have never hiked up there before. I thought that would be fun thing to do especially after we stuffed ourselves with ramen.
I thought it was a great hike besides the horse poop. Boba even hiked up with us. We could have hiked more to the back of the sign, but the sun was setting by the time we got to the front of it. I like seeing the sign from the front more anyways. Maybe we'll hike to the back next time.
After that we took my dad to Salt and Straw. I love their honey lavender ice cream and their salted caramel ice cream. So good! Can't wait for them to open in San Francisco.
Overall, it was a fun weekend with the family. My brother likes to joke that we just did everything I wanted to do and so it was my birthday weekend, but my dad just has similar taste! :P
Happy 60th Birthday Dad! We love you!