Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hollywood, CA

While visiting Jody last week in San Diego, we went to Hollywood, CA one day. It was lots of fun and we got to see and do lots.
We left San Diego early Saturday morning for the almost 2 hour drive to Hollywood, CA. As you can see the girls enjoyed the ride, they were still a little tired from their busy week.

We got to see the stars that are along the street. This was cool to find our favorite stars. We went on a sightseeing tour of Hollywood. We got to see where Michael Jackson had gone to elementary school, lots of mansions of the stars, several places where movies had been filmed (one of mine and the girls favorite was the garden/outside area of the movie "Princess Diaries 2", the LA Ink store where the show takes place, shops, and lots more. The only thing we did not see was the HOLLYWOOD sign on the hill. The day we went was cloudy and you could not see the sign - this had not happened for 2 years and had to happen the one day we were there - oh well.

We had lunch at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood. The food was yummy and the atmosphere was great. However, we did not run into stars while we were eating -well none that we recognized :)

We visited the wax museum that had bunches of stars. They look so real!!

We also toured the Kodak building. This is where the Academy Awards are presented each year. We walked the trail that the stars walk to receive their award. Our tour guide did a great job, he really knew lots about the special night. We sat in the auditorium and we walked across the stage to accept our award! I am so glad that we got to do this tour. It will be so cool to watch the awards ceremony this year and see what it is like that night compared to what it was when we saw it.

We had a great time in Hollywood, CA. I am so happy we got to do this day trip!! It did take us more hours to get back to San Diego than it did to get to Hollywood - thanks to LOTS of traffic and rain :(

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