Thursday, May 22, 2008


We also went to the Queen Mary in Long Beach. I have to say, for the money that it cost, I really don't think it was worth it. Included with the ticket price was a "Ghosts and Legends" tour. Basically, it was a haunted tour. So incredibly cheesy!! I don't know...I mean, I guess I'm glad we went, that way we know it's not really something to see when visitors come in town.

John told us about this place called The Grove. It started out as a farmer's market, and over the years it's transformed into just a really cool place to spend the day. There's hardly any farmer's market left, but there is a whole lot of places to eat. It was all outdoors, but under tents, and there was everything from Greek to Korean to French to anything else you can imagine. It was really cool! Also, the main part of The Grove was a ritzy open-air mall, with Nordstrom, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn Kids, Anthropologie, and so many other stores. They had these cool foutains in the middle of it all - it was like a mini-Bellagio!

Then we went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. It was pretty cool. Even as little as Kendall is, she was fascinated with everything!!

Trump National Golf Course is literally about 5 minutes away from where we will be living. The location of this course is incredible - right on the cliffs above the ocean. I don't think Grant will be golfing there anytime soon (the daily fee on the weekend is $375!), but there is a public park right on the grounds of the golf course, which I'm sure we'll frequent often. I didn't take this picture, by the way, it came from the golf course website.

There's also a trail that goes down the cliff to the beach below the park and course.

All of our adventures took place in the span of a week and a half. I feel like we did so much, but there's still so much more to see and do!!


  1. Anonymous9:36 AM

    What a cool place to be. Kendall gets cuter every day. Tell John we said hello.
    D & L

  2. tinka what what3:56 PM

    hey we've been there! well right near the golf course there. i have photos of a cool little lighthouse on the cliffs....yay!

  3. grant said he remembered justin saying something about being down there, and how he thought it was so beautiful.

  4. Amazing jellyfish picture! Love it!