For Toby's birthday this year we decide to head south to the desert for some warmth at our usual stay, The Hacienda in Palm Springs, but we spend the first night in LA visiting Fred.
We leave early Saturday morning with my car packed and make our first stop at my parent's home in Santa Nella, there we had an early lunch and a surprise mini german chocolate cake for Toby's birthday.
We then hit the road taking I-5 down to Los Angeles which is around 5 hour drive. Once down in Southern California we check into our hotel, Elan, not too far from Fred's place. Once checked in we walked to the Beverly Center where I needed something at the Apple Store.
After happy hour at our hotel we changed clothes, walked over to Fred's place to hang out before dinner at "Taste on Melrose", we had a nice dinner on the patio and catching up. We then walked back to Fred's place for a surprise birthday cake and ice cream.
Later that evening we hit Santa Monica Blvd in WeHo and hit the Flaming Saddles night club to see shirtless cowboys swining on a rope! whoo hoo.
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