I’m going to Los Angeles/Anaheim for the Cubs’ opener. What should I see/do?

I’m very much looking forward to flying to Los Angeles on Monday morning (my flight is scheduled to land at 8:20 a.m.) and I’m looking for advice.

  1.  I want to put my feet in the Pacific Ocean while I’m out in L.A. Any advice on how to get that done after landing in LAX?
  2. I want to take a picture with the Hollywood sign. What’s the best way to go about doing that? The other touristy thing I want to do is the Hollywood star walk. What other tourist traps should I see?
  3. I’ve already slotted in Fatburger, In-N-Out and Roscoe’s Chicken-N-Waffles as places to eat. But where else can I go? I’d love to maybe get some good Chinese or Mexican food while I’m out there.
  4. Does Anaheim have anything cool to do outside of going to watch baseball?

I’ve got 2 full days in the area before leaving Wednesday morning.

I’ll take all the advice I can get.


Cubs Spring Training Photos

In a previous life where I wrote for publications in Harrisburg, Ottawa, Bolingbrook and elsewhere, I also served as a photographer. Once upon a time, I wasn’t really good at it. Frankly, I still think I have much to learn about shooting and capturing an image.

For for the first time since I left Bolingbrook Patch in 2011, I got a chance to shoot some game images while I was at spring training in Mesa.

Armed with a Canon 50D and a decent lens (75-300mm) and seated within the first six rows behind the Cubs’ dugout (thanks mom) I was empowered me to take some pictures.

This is the best of the bunch.