California was on my list of places to go visit for a long time before I decided to go. I really didn’t have a reason to go, I just kinda went. I got a really good deal on a hostel at homeaway.com, because I had heard that L.A. was a pretty expensive city to visit. I had too much I wanted to see and do so I knew I wasn’t going to be spending much time in my room. First thing I did after landing in L.A. was drop off my bags, and headed to Long Beach! The water was clear blue, and very cold! I spent most of my first day just walking along the ocean and checking out the piers.20180417_151755

The next day I wanted to go to Huntington Beach and see how the surfing was. The water was just too cold for my liking, so I decided to just watch from the pier. I decided to go in May, so the weather was very nice, but not quite nice enough to get in the water. That didn’t stop the locals from killing the waves.

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That same night, I decide to go to a restaurant in Long Beach called Forbidden City. They had some of the best sushi I had ever eaten! The live music was great as well. Brian Haner Sr. was performing that night, and being a Guitarist myself I had to stay and listen. For those who don’t know, Brian Haner Sr. is the Father of Synyster Gates from Avenged Sevenfold. One of my favorite Guitarist’s.20180419_195153

I spent the next day visiting Hollywood. It was a good time, but it was nothing like what I had seen on T.V. I went to the Hollywood sign, and checked out the Hollywood walk of fame while I was there.20180418_151022

California was great! I think about going back all the time, but next time I will wait till the water warms up so I can do some surfing.