Hollywood, California // FLASHBACK FRIDAY

This post was last updated on 2024 April 21

On my way back from a year abroad in Sydney Australia in 2006, I decided to break up the hideously-long flight home to Hartford by stopping for a few days in Los Angeles. Because why not?

Also, because I’d always dreamed of being in California. It’s no secret that this is where I want to end up living someday.

I based myself in a cheap hostel in Hollywood and hit a few of my top LA Bucket list items, one of which was to go ‘hiking’ at Runyon Canyon, where celebrities often go to walk their dogs or go for runs. I didn’t spot anyone famous, but I did go for a nice uphill walk to a lookout point which yielded a lovely view of the Los Angeles skyline.

Oh, and this thing. No biggie.

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Ah, the famous Hollywood sign. Seeing it in person was every bit as exciting as I’d hoped it would be.

You know, I’ve got 2 free domestic flights to use that came with my new Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards card. Perhaps a Cali trip is in order for 2014?