Day 1: New Years Eve

Ringing in the New Year

We got all cleaned up and headed out to The Abbey, a restaurant/coffeeshop/bar in West Hollywood that had been recommended to us by several people familiar with Los Angeles. It was a little bit of a drive from the hotel, but we managed to get there very quickly and even found parking just a few steps from the place... for free!

The place looked really cool. We wandered around the bar area, as all of the tables were full. Jonn grabbed a waiter and ended up getting him to find us a table. We sat and people-watched while we ate an amazing meal.

After Jimmy had a few cocktails, we strolled around the bar, taking in the evening. It was interesting to see the incredibly diverse crowd in attendance. The conventional wisdom about Los Angeles and especially West Hollywood is that it's full of pretty people... models, actors, gym rats, and the like. But at The Abbey, it was a great crowd. Sure, there were plenty of attractive LA types... which were pleasant to look at... but people from all walks of life were there which made us much more comfortable than we expected.

Jonn did have a minor celebrity encounter... while walking towards the outside patio, Bobby Trendy (of Anna Nicole Smith fame) walked by, giving a sly wink and a smile.

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The Abbey - On the front patio
The Abbey - On the front patio
The Abbey - Eating dinner on the patio
The Abbey - Eating dinner on the patio
The Abbey - Crowded in the back bar
The Abbey - Crowded in the back bar
The Abbey - In front of the Christmas Tree
The Abbey - In front of the Christmas Tree
The Abbey - Celebrating New Years
The Abbey - Celebrating New Years



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