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LA Favs: Griffith Observatory

15 Sep
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Gorg daytime photo by a very talented photog in LA, Matthew Field (http://www.photography.mattfield.com/)

Hola

Happy Happy Saturday!

Today I’m excited to share my adventures from last night…I finally got my butt up to the Griffith Observatory for one of their Legen….‘wait for it’…dary ūüėČ Star Parties! ¬†Ive been hiking in Griffith Park plenty of times, and have always talked about going up to the Observatory for some night sky action, but it wasn’t until last night that I FINALLY made it happen!

One thing that I have certainly learned from moving around so much: make sure you take advantage of the city you live in!  It is way too easy to get caught up in your routine, or forget about all the gems that people fly from all around the world to experience!  Sometimes, you have to just go for it and be a tourist in your own hometown.

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If you know me at all, you probably know that I’m obsessed with the night sky! ¬†It definitely makes my “Favorite Things to do IN LIFE” list (I’d say its right behind swimming in a lake…#1 for sure).¬† ¬†Any opportunity I can get to lay out in a field and watch the stars makes me happier than a pig in you know what. ¬†I’ve been known to wake people up at unGODLY hours of the night… drag then into a field ¬†wrapped up in their comforter just to stare at the sky…city kids really don’t know what they’re missing out on! Having grown up in New Hampshire, I was introduced to the beauties of nature at a very young age and have always been fascinated by Space. ¬†Field trips to the planetarium always made me giddy, and Space Camp was a consistently lofty dream. ¬†I even changed my career goals from wanting to be a Lady Car Washer to a Pilot or Astronaut at a ripe young age (this was for sure a sigh of relief for my parents!! haha).

Naturally Griffith Observatory has been on my list now for a while, but for some reason I just never made it up there! ¬†This semester I’m taking an Astronomy class, so it only seemed natural that I drag a couple of girlies up the hill to stare through telescopes and gasp at the vastness of the Universe ūüėČ

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The grounds of Griffith are absolutely STUNNING…I’ll certainly be back again very soon to check it out during the day and really dive into the exhibits inside! ¬†Last night we were more excited to look through the telescopes that were set out with educated staff on hand to answer any of our¬†burning¬†questions! ¬†The girls were convinced that might have even met my future husband…..

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I mean…I AM a sucker for glasses!

Bahahahaha…we may share an excitement for the night sky but I don’t really think he was digging what I was throwing down. ¬†Some people just don’t appreciate a good sense of humor! ¬†My dear sir…it was fun while it lasted…our whole 45 second exchange ¬†will stay with me forever! ¬†I’ll never forget that I’m supposed to look through the telescope with ONE EYE and that you were in fact a History major…NOT an Astronomy major¬†ūüėČ ¬† (MAYBE you had to be there…but he was a character none the less!)

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We also took in some KILLER views of our FABULOUS city of Los Angeles

So needless to say…not every Friday night needs to be party central…sometimes it’s fun to do something cultural and use your noggin ūüėČ

I’ll leave you with this stunner…(I’m a sucker for Black and Whites!)

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Hope the rest of your weekend is STUPENDOUS, and be sure to check out the Observatory the next time you’re in LA!

xoxoxo

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