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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor day weekend

I have to say that living in Southern Cali has its perks. I know I've complained in the past about living here since I love traveling and get bored easily. Yet, I have learned over the past few years, especially after living abroad for a couple of years, that it's all the same no matter where we live. If we focus on what we don't have, then we start to look elsewhere to find our satisfaction. It's all about being thankful about the things we do have. And I am certainly thankful for this place. Yes, there are negative aspects of living in Los Angeles, but don't they exist everywhere?

Anyway, I have been discovering a lot of new places I had never visited and I am lovin' it! This past Labor day weekend, we sort of drove around Southern Cali and stopped to experience some of what our city has to offer.

First off, on Saturday, we spent most of the day in Long Beach. I had a gig there and so we decided that spending the day there would be nice. We drove around the beach areas and decided to stop at the Greek Festival the the Assumption Greek Orthodox church close to CSULA. It was quite small, but we didn't let that get to us. We just bought food, sat out behinds down, and enjoyed some Greek culture. My husband, being part Greek, was just excited and reminiscing of his time in Greece. I was enjoying my souvlaki and the music and dancing.

Matryoshka Dolls from one of the vendors
On actual Labor Day, we decided to drive down PCH and just look at the gorgeous view of the Pacific. I had read about El Matador beach in Malibu that morning on our way there and when I saw the photos, I thought, "We must go there!"

So we parked our car on the side of the road and discovered one of the most amazing beaches I had ever visited in Southern California. It was quaint and pretty empty compared to the other beaches...and the landscape was quite picturesque!


This beach is perfect for a romantic picnic or with a few friends to chill with. Parking is $8 if you decide to park in the lot, but if not, you can park right off PCH for free.

amazing views!

takin' in the beauty!
If you find yourself wondering what to do one lazy afternoon, holiday or not, check out this place! it's amazing!!!

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