For our first anniversary of marriage, Mike and I took a trip to Los Angeles, CA & Marana, AZ. Here are some pictures!
That afternoon, we drove over to the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey and checked in. The staff there was really friendly and excellent. They saw our note that we were celebrating our first anniversary, so gave us complimentary champagne:
After we dropped our stuff off in our room, we rented bikes from the concierge and took a ride along Venice Beach:
Afterwards, we tried to get in to see The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien but we didn’t get in. It’s really unfortunate that we didn’t, now that he’s off the show. Instead, we went to LA Live to look at the new Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles (it wasn’t open yet, so we couldn’t go inside) and saw Avatar and went to a really nice dinner at Sur using a coupon from Groupon:
The next day we went to the Griffith Observatory:
You may remember it from movies and tv.
Went to the plane-arium and saw a show:
The next day we drove to Marana, AZ and checked into our hotel:
Mike used to work with the guy that is now head chef of the restaurant CORE, he made us a really nice meal that night (that he didn’t comp 🙁 it ended up being like $100, thanks for nothing, man! Oh well, it was still really nice of him, and tasty):
The next day was our actual anniversary, we stayed in and celebrated 🙂 All in all, a great way to end the first year!