March 29, 2010
Last Sunday Megan invited me on an Offbeat Frontier adventure. This adventure involved searching for the old LA Zoo ruins. Megan and I were under the assumption that our fearless leader Mike, already knew where the ruins were. (Wrong, so wrong). Little did we know this adventure would involve hiking, climbing, sliding down hills and repelling down into old animal cages. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit but needless to say we were overdressed. I mean Megan was wearing heels for goodness sake! She never wears heel, ever. Heck, she can barely spell heels, let alone be expected to walk and hike in them!
Well we embark on our adventure by meeting in the Merry-Go-Round parking lot of Griffith Park. The ruins are North of the Merry-Go-Round so the only logical thing is to climb up this huge hill in front of us, right? So we begin our ascent up this dirt hill, Megan and I are sliding everywhere. It’s a little scary yet hilarious. I would have loved to be the people watching us trying to make it up those hills. We get to the top and look around, well the only things we saw were clothes and old sleeping bags so it’s time to keep moving. We decide to follow another trail down the hill. The ironic thing is I love to hike. This would have been the ideal day, had I been prepared. However, hiking in an almost white dress and black sandals that have NO traction whatsoever, not so fun. So Megan and I slid our way down the hill and through the hike. As we start to go down the trail we see the zoo ruins and a paved road… Come to find out we could have just walked through the grassy park and gotten to the ruins without the hiking and climbing!! But that wouldn’t have been any fun!
The coolest part of the zoo ruins is that you can walk, or I should say crawl through the old animal cages. It’s kind of creepy but if you go during the day it’s not as scary. The insides of the old cages are filled with colorful graffiti, broken glass, and trash. We had a really great time exploring the cages, acting like animals, and posing for photos!
Anyway, it ended up being quite an exciting adventure despite our inappropriate choice in clothing. I had ALOT of fun and took some great photos. I would love to do another photo shoot there some day. Perhaps next time time I will choose more appropriate clothing. I can’t wait for the next Offbeat Frontier adventure.
March 15, 2010
so one day my cousin hannah (well.. hannah’s not really my cousin. She’s my cousin Ashley’s best friend. But due to this she’s come on almost every family vacation. i’ve pretty much grown up with her. so i just call her my cousin now. it’s less confusing, especially when you have 2 hannah’s in your life and neither have nick names) anyway, back to my cousin. So Hannah asks me if I will dress up like Cinderella for her friend Sommer’s daughter Lana’s 4th birthday. after a little begging i agreed. I mean i had nothing better to do that day so why not fulfill a little girls fantasies! at first i was a little apprehensive. what would cinderella say? what if the kids ask me a question and i can’t answer? how long do i have to stay in character? this is SCARY!
so the day of the party arrived. i showed up around 3 and started to get ready. & i must admit, getting ready was a lot like what i imagine getting ready for your wedding day would be like: a little champagne and lots of people helping you with EVERYTHING. it was actually really FUN!
first was hair & makeup.