Archive for September, 2009

Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica, oh gorgeous Santa Monica. You with your beautiful beaches and pier and palm trees. Kisses!

Welcome to Santa Monica

Around and Around We Go

Palm Trees

Ferris Wheel


Out to Sea

Josh and an Icee


Me, in Santa Monica

Senior Recreation Center

The Street

Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Pier

Written by Aimee

September 29th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Posted in TRAVEL

Last Week..

Last week was spent at coffeehouses, using their internet while we still didn’t have our internet or cable connected at our new apartment in Austin. It also rained quite a bit, but it was lovely to hear and to discover the lovely noise the creek makes (when there is water in it) that runs behind our apartment. We also went to the library and got Austin library cards (a first for me!).

Thursday we had a lovely evening at the Austin Cocktail Throwdown, tasting the five finalist’s cocktails made with Tito’s Vodka. And our favorite drink won! Saturday we had a (very hot) walk along Shoal Creek from around 27th street down to Town Lake and then back. That walk is HIGHLY recommended. So neat to walk through the city and not really even feel like it. I told Josh I want to go out there some morning this week and do it again.

All photos from my Canon Elph, so please excuse the less than stellar quality. I hope to break out the nikon d90 for next week’s pics.


Library - Old Quarry

Pure Golden Spread

Cocktail Hour

Winning Drink



Along Shoal Creek

Note:  Inspired by this.

Written by Aimee

September 28th, 2009 at 10:17 am

Posted in LIFE

The Getty Center in Los Angeles

When we were in Los Angeles, Josh’s mom was nice enough to drive down from San Luis Obispo on Friday to meet us for a fun day at the Getty. We got there and walked around and were just in awe of all the amazing art and architecture of the buildings. If you haven’t been there before and are in the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend it. The museum is free, you just have to pay for parking. It’s on a hill and you can see a lot of the city, even downtown off in the distance. We were there when the LA fires were going on, so the sky was a bit smoky, but it was still beautiful.

Photos below! All taken by me except for the one of me and Josh which was taken by Josh’s lovely mom.

Getty Monorail




Josh looks at the Firecloud

Architectural Beauty

At The Getty


Cactus Garden

Getty Maze

Getty Flowers

Written by Aimee

September 22nd, 2009 at 11:32 am

Posted in TRAVEL

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles

This building is amazing. So many different angles, I just couldn’t stop taking pictures! If you’re familiar with the Experience Music Project in Seattle, this is by the same architect, Frank Gehry. (All photos by me except for the one of me, that one is by Josh).



Two of Josh, One of Me

The Photographer in the Green Dress



The View.


Architecture, Reflected

Written by Aimee

September 15th, 2009 at 9:15 am

Posted in TRAVEL

Union Station in Los Angeles

Union Station is simply beautiful. Beautiful architecture, beautiful benches, a stunning floor. It’s a place I would just want to take a book and hang out and watch people. When I go back to Los Angeles, this is definitely a place I am stopping back by to take more photos. Just take a look at these ceilings, walls and floors!

Union Station, outside

Union Station Waiting Area

Union Station Restaurant

Union Station Woodwork

Union Station Arches

Written by Aimee

September 13th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Posted in TRAVEL

California State Fair

Photographs taken at the California State Fair in Sacramento.

Fresh Fruit Shakes

Photo Booths

Monorail Ride

Opposing Wheels

The Games we Play

corn dogs

Written by Aimee

September 11th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Posted in TRAVEL