This Thanksgiving weekend was definitely one for the books. It was so nice to sleep in my own bed and finally see my family. Thanksgiving week was filled with family, friends, hikes, photoshoots, late nights, long drives, and more. It was bitter sweat to head back to LA, but I’ll be back to Clovis in a couple of weeks! Overall, I had a lovely time in my hometown & this break kept a smile on my face the whole entire time!
This morning I got an unexpected text from Josie that read, “Hike at Milerton. Be at my house in 15.” So that’s exactly what I did. Josie, Lexi, and I set out for a little morning hike. It was beautiful but a little chilly! Once we got to the top, we set out a picnic and caught up on life for a good hour. Spending precious time with my two close friends is exactly what I needed after months of being away at college.
The Museum of Tolerance
Today we set out for a little adventure in LA. With only a forty minute drive, we ended up at the Museum of Tolerance. But before we got there, we passed the Los Angeles Times building, and I couldn’t help but take a picture. The Museum of Tolerance is “a multimedia museum in Los Angeles, California, is designated to examine racism and prejudice around the world with a strong focus on the history of the Holocaust. Here we got to hear Elizabeth Mann, a Holocaust surviver, speak about her experience and the torture she endured during the Holocaust and the pains she still deals with today. Her story is truly moving and life changing. At the museum, something clicked. During the Holocaust, America and other countries refused the immigration of the Jews which got me thinking about how today America and other countries are denying the immigration of Islam’s. It feels as if history is slowly repeating itself and it’s our job to make sure that this doesn’t happen. On a brighter note, Faeln and I explored Beverly Hills after visiting the museum. Here we got dinner at an adorable shop called the Coupa Cafe then heading back to Biola. Overall, Fae and I had an amazing day filled with history, good food, and fun!
Outlook of LA
On a spontaneous GUYRAD (get your roommate a date), Faeln and I went to the Getty. For those of you that are unaware of what the Getty is, it is one of the world’s largest arts organization that holds paintings, sculptures, and more. Highly recommended for those visiting or living in LA!