I’m a bird: It rains in SoCal.

So, I didn’t post yesterday, but there wasn’t much exciting to report.  We spent the day in the hotel having various speakers and then we went to a party with our alumni.  It was pretty fun.

Today was our day to be crazy tourists. We started off our day at the Griffith Observatory, a historic landmark of Los Angeles.  It was very cool and had some great old architecture as well as a fantastic view of downtown LA.  There were amazing exhibits inside about the planets, but we didn’t get to stay very long.

After that we went to the Hollywood Sign.  We had to drive through this incredible neighborhood where the houses were all built into hills on several levels, it was so cool.  We took lots of pictures with the sign, but here is a nice group shot.

After that we drove through other places in LA including Muholland Drive, Doheny Mansion, Beverly Hills and others.  We drove by the Beverly Hills hotel as well as the Beverly Hilton, where the Golden Globes were tonight!  Although we didn’t see any celebs, we saw lots of limos!  It started raining really badly after lunch and for the rest of the night, which made for sort of a bummer evening.

We headed to Santa Monica after that for sunset, except since it was raining there wasn’t any sun to see.  We had fun on the beach anyways though…

Then we got onto the pier, where we had more adventures in the rain!

Then we had dinner on Elon at Bubba Gump which was nice before heading back to the hotel for some much needed rest!

It is supposed to rain all day tomorrow as well.  We are going to Universal Theme Park!  Should be fun anyway!