Storms, or rain of any kind, are extremely rare in southern California, especially at this time of year, but last night we saw rain, rainbows, bright pink sunsets, and lightning, all within a couple of hours. Looks like Toby and I brought actual weather along with us from the Midwest! Sorry SoCal.

Luck was on our side; we just happened to be hiking up to the Griffith Observatory when it all started, so I got some stellar photos.

Rainbow Over LA





















Griffith Observatory





Lightning Over LA

Rainstorm Over LA

Lightning Over LA

Lightning Over LA


We joked that it was the end of the world. I thought that it seemed like the beginning of an apocalypse movie, when the strange storm clouds start swirling over big cities, signaling an alien takeover or an epic weather event. I decided that if the world was ending, standing on a tall hill with a spectacular view of the sprawling greater Los Angeles area was a pretty good place to watch it all go down. I'm glad the world didn't end, though. I have way too much more to do and see before that happens.

Currently lovin' life; more about the actual moving/finding apartments and jobs/adjusting part of this journey to come...if we ever take the time to stop having adventures and actually get down to real life (don't worry, Mom, we did lots of apartment/job hunting today). Today we went to someone's house to hang out by the pool, and hopefully we'll get to the ocean sometime this week. Something tells me I'm never going to get tired of this.


Rainstorm Over LA


Peace.