What to do with my mom

Old Apr 30, 15, 9:00 am
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What to do with my mom

She is visiting me next month for a week, then up to SEA to visit my brother. Any suggestions on what to do? She is taking a non stop to LAX from LHR. I didn't even mention that SNA is 2 miles away as I know she would like to avoid a connection if all possible.

Anyway when she visited me in AZ it was easy. Botanical gardens, old town Scottsdale for art shopping, Biltmore, etc. Here I don't know what to do. Getty musuem? She's never been to southern California. I could take her to Balboa Island/Newport Beach other than that where I live is like one large office park.

I'll be on my aerobed that week in my loft. Mom gets my bed!
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Old Apr 30, 15, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
She is visiting me next month for a week, then up to SEA to visit my brother. Any suggestions on what to do? She is taking a non stop to LAX from LHR. I didn't even mention that SNA is 2 miles away as I know she would like to avoid a connection if all possible.

Anyway when she visited me in AZ it was easy. Botanical gardens, old town Scottsdale for art shopping, Biltmore, etc. Here I don't know what to do. Getty musuem? She's never been to southern California. I could take her to Balboa Island/Newport Beach other than that where I live is like one large office park.

I'll be on my aerobed that week in my loft. Mom gets my bed!
Does Mom know how much wear and tear that bed has seen?
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Old Apr 30, 15, 9:03 am
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I'd probably start by giving the maid the week off.
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Old Apr 30, 15, 9:10 am
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Originally Posted by milepig View Post
Does Mom know how much wear and tear that bed has seen?
Probably much less than the OP would like us to believe.

I'd also suggest an overnight to San Diego given your proximity. People tend to want to see ocean when coming to Southern California from elsewhere.
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Old Apr 30, 15, 9:16 am
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set her up a match account, tinder as well

that ought to keep her busy
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Old Apr 30, 15, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by justforfun View Post
I'd probably start by giving the maid the week off.
holy crap...i almost shot water out my nose reading that.

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Old Apr 30, 15, 9:23 am
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Seriously, she might enjoy a dinner at Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse. Been there forever and something you won't find everywhere.

http://www.trabucooakssteakhouse.com/
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Old Apr 30, 15, 9:30 am
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San Diego Zoo.
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Old Apr 30, 15, 9:34 am
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If she hasn't spent time on the west coast, a drive up PCH is pretty awesome. I love brunch out on the patio at The Biltmore Santa Barbara or (if you want to slum it) hanging with the surfers and bikers at Neptune's Net in Malibu. If she's a wine drinker, a trip to the Santa Ynez Valley is always nice.
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Old Apr 30, 15, 9:35 am
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I'd suggest browsing the LA forum here on Flyertalk:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/los-angeles-507/

And perhaps the California forum for additional ideas:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/california-450/

(there's also a San Francisco forum, if the mood strikes)

I'm sure your question has been asked--and answered--many times.
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Old Apr 30, 15, 9:45 am
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Get a map with homes of the stars. Do they still hawk those on street corners?
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The Paramount studio tour in Hollywood is interesting. Walk along Venice beach. Hop on / hop off bus tour of Los Angeles. In-N-Out burgers. Griffith Park / hike to Hollywood sign.
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Old Apr 30, 15, 9:58 am
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My surefire Mom excursion is Huntingdon Gardens. Look at the art museum (with some famous pieces, e.g. "Blue Boy"), stroll through the gardens, have tea at the rose garden.

I did this a couple of times with my mother and several of my Southern California friends have done likewise.
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Old Apr 30, 15, 10:08 am
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Thanks for some really good suggestions. As cheesy as it sounds I know she would like to do the walk of stars, tour bus, etc. I've never done it either but sounds like a been there done it deal.

Good restaurant tips, thanks. I'd like to find a good British pub (like the one I met CE at!) here in OC.
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