Two things I’m not terribly interested in so I’ll squish them all in one post. 🙂
Yes we visited the standard L.A. tourist haunts while we were there.
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to see the stars’ hand and foot impressions.
It’s an iconic spot that you have to say you’ve seen but I knew hardly any of the stars.
However it did have one interesting star.
No one believed me when I said they were there somewhere but they humoured me and looked for it anyway.
R2D2, C3PO and Darth Vadar!
Brayden was truly impressed.
Finally a star he knew.
We don’t watch much tv. 🙂
I dutifully spent a little time looking at the names of stars I didn’t know.
The boys and I played a game of looking for impressions of things that weren’t hand and feet, like Whoopi’s hair braids (yes I’m familiar with Whoopi).
We also walked a section of the Walk of Fame.
Hmmm…very nice. Next.
I recognised more of the stars here than in front of the theatre.
But the real attraction on Hollywood Boulevard was the people. From people dressed up as your favourite characters to lure you to pay money to have your photo with them, to the absolutely bizarre and somewhat unhinged.
Our final stop was the Hollywood sign we’d heard so much about. Scott took us to a popular vantage point.
Can you see the people in the distance arch on the walkway? That’s where we viewed the sign from.
I was a little excited about it. Finally we’d see this sign. We’d been looking for days and hadn’t caught a glimpse yet.
Do you see it?
Hang on I’ll zoom in for you.
Can you see it now?
Yes, I’m not pulling your leg.
That’s the sign we hear so much about.
Yep, I’ll zoom in a little more for you.
Seen the sign.
Not really being all that interested in the life of stars we did a superficial drive down Rodeo Drive and through Beverley Hills just to say we’d done it but we were in kind of a rush.
The boys, as in ‘Liam and Scott’ had tickets for a baseball game that night and the rest of us were taking our first and only night off. Being in bed before 11pm was a real treat for us.
The boys were incredibly lucky to be in town when two big name teams were playing. They were particularly chuffed about it.
They had a great night and the rest of us had time to pack our bags for the next leg of our trip and got an early night as well. Smiles all round! 🙂