Saturday night we were in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, heading up to the campus of UCLA to attend a concert at the university's famous concert venue, Royce Hall.
In our dating years it was an area of town we frequented. But with the changes in our lives and a move south to Long Beach our old haunts just simply drifted from our lives.
So it was with considerable pleasure we chose a restaurant at random, based solely on location and cuisine (Italian) and discovered a real gem: Sprazzo, on Westwood Boulevard just a few blocks south of Wilshire. The warmth of the owner, the ambiance and the fresh, vibrant food was one of those discoveries you treasure when traveling frequently.
Even at home you can sometimes surprise yourself, and it speaks to the value of the Traveler mentality of trying new things.