After a leisurely journey down the coast we arrived in LA for a few days' vacation spent with some old friends from grad school days. Realizing how little time we have spent being tourists in LA since we left in 1982 our friends set us a number of options so on Sunday we went to the Getty Museum in Sepulveda Pass between the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles. We barely touched on the collections but got an architectural tour of Richard Meier's Modernist/Postmodern masterwork. We were, by the way, blessed with the kind of clear day that we almost never got when we lived here in the 1970s and 1980s. We could see all the way out to Catalina.