I took a fantastic trip to Los Angeles, California for the Healthy Lifestyles Expo hosted by Vegsource. It was a way to continue education about a healthy lifestyle but it was also a great vacation. I met wonderful, inspiring people and had a great time. Some of the first things I noticed right off the airplane, (that is of course, besides the palm trees,) were squirrels!
I was amazed to see these guys running through the park full of palm trees amidst the hustle and bustle of cars, foot traffic and city noise. This introduced the theme of LA to me that I found so amazing! The squirrels, crows, Chickadees and the pine and palm trees that I observed thriving beside so much human activity not only amused me but inspired me too. There is so much in this area but it all works! All thrive. All becomes part of the balance of the ecosystem, however modified it may be.
I found LA to be a place with beautiful scenery, plants, animals, a mostly warm climate and friendly people. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there. As far as people, LA represents those from all walks of life, cultures belief systems and ethnic backgrounds. As with the animals and plants, it works! It is like these things are all thrown together and it is therefore all part of the thriving ecosystem. All the varieties of plants, animals and people…. who says all these can’t live together in harmony? This is just what I saw. I saw exactly what I hoped to see.
This streetname caught my eye…. How could it not?
What would this sign say? …. “stop, notice the tree, and whether in or out of Owen’s mouth, pay attention”. 🙂
As for the expo, it was great to hear of the most recent studies and evidence about plant-based nutrition, human health and how it is related to the health of the earth.
Among some of the experts were T Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study, Caldwell B Esselstyn, MD, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and Dr. Michael Klaper.
Night life of any ecosystem is a new world too.
In my zone, this tree would be a 2′ houseplant! I knew that LA was warm bit it still took getting used to see Ficus trees as landscaped plants. Yes, I know I need to get out more!
Oleander “We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto”
It was great to be there and hear the latest on health and nutrition straight from the experts.
Thank you for reading.
Thanks so much for including me on your travels. Looks like you are doing great and thriving. Hope you had a wonderful summer and enjoy the fall. Miss talking to you and seeing you but enjoy when I receive anything from you to let me know how you are doing.
Yes, the trip was well worth my time.
Enjoy the fall yourself! It is the best time of year.
Yes, good times, good talks. We will do it again.
good luck with your store!