SoCal Roundup – Races & Runs

I hate running. It’s the worst! I wish I enjoyed it, but I don’t. However, I do love to participate in short races (I’m talking about 5ks and 10ks). You usually get a bunch of free goodies, you can exercise with your buddies, and your registration fee often goes to a charitable cause. So I power through my dislike for running whenever I do these races! Luckily, L.A. has a TON of really fun runs, and I’ve listed my favorites below for you short-distance runners!


Receiving a pretty medal once you cross the finish line doesn’t hurt either!

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SoCal Roundup – Unique Pit Stops

Now that I’ve shared a bunch of photogenic spaces that are perfect for the ‘gram (see my last post), I gotta add some unique outdoor oddities and road trip pit stops in Southern California. Some of these places are in the desert, some are in Los Angeles, and some are in Orange County. But all are worth the trek – even if only to take some pictures!


Like this interesting outdoor installation at Newport Beach Civic Center. Bunnies!

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SoCal Roundup – Street Art

Perhaps one of my favorite things about Los Angeles is the abundance of street art! I didn’t see this when I was living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Of course, some L.A. neighborhoods are more artsy than others, but I am always stumbling across some downright beautiful works of art while out and about. I’ve listed a bunch of my favorites below!


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Juan Pollo McDonald’s Museum (Part I)

I’m rarely in the San Bernardino area. However, last time I was there, I had to visit the site of the original (very first ever!) McDonald’s. The actual restaurant isn’t there anymore, but in its place is a museum with a bunch of vintage McDonald’s memorabilia. I’ll share some photos from inside the museum later! First let’s take a look at the exterior property – lots to see outside.


I had to grab a coffee from you know where before heading over to the McDonald’s museum. Duh!

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