california is beautiful. i guess you could say it looked just like i expected, only… even better. california has those incredible tall palm trees you don’t find much on the east coast (they remind me of lorax trees – so fun!). the whole city seemed brighter and more colorful – happier? – than the other beachy places i’ve visited (along the east coast and in the gulf). or maybe it was just my excitement that made it seem that way. i was in california!!!!