This was a very busy, exhausting, and fun week. I spent most of the first half of the week with my sister-in-law and niece, who were visiting from California. We went to the pumpkin patch and carved pumpkins. We had brunch at one of our favorite local restaurants on their first day of brunch service. On her last night in town, Andy and I went out with his sister to one of our favorite local taprooms for dinner and beers.
Thursday, I left very early (at an unspeakable hour) for a two day trip to LA for some training for work. I was very pleasantly surprised by LA, or at least the area of West Hollywood I was in. It was very clean for such a big city, the people were all very friendly and laid-back, the architectural design was all so distinctive and fun, and the food, and even coffee, were excellent. I'd definitely like to go back in the near future for an actual vacation!