Da Da Da Hollywood!

29 Apr

So I’m back. Sorry for my lack of posting, I have been experiencing too much fun to be able to think of interesting stuff for you guys to read, and rather than bore you with dross I have taken a break. But I’m baaaack!

This week I have been massively busy sightseeing and doing lots of touristy stuff, and missing my cousins. We went to Downtown San Diego on Monday and rode the trolley around the city. It was so pretty, and really interesting.

We had lunch at a swanky hotel and ate out at The Counter; an amazing build your own burger place in Del Mar. Mmmmmm! I did make a bit of an error though, you get to choose from all these sections like which cheese, which toppings and which sauces. I chose blue cheese (my favourite)and garlic aoili; far too much sauce and flavour for one night and a bit of a weird mix!

Tuesday saw the beginning of our road trip to LA, and by lunch time we were in Hollywood. I’m sorry to tell you, it was disappointing. I felt for all the young hopefuls over the years that have made their pilgrimage to the glitzy city; its seedy to say the least.

Little Bean and I worked out that if you knew who the stars on the boulevard were then you were pretty central, but if you didn’t, you were probably in the dodgy part. She commented that it felt a whole lot different when you were two girls alone, as last time she was there she was with guys. And I felt it too. I didn’t realize how creepy people telling you that you are beautiful can be, but when it is creepy men trying to get your attention, it makes you feel a little nervous.

That said, it was fun for a few hours walking up and down the boulevard, stopping to see the stars and visits Graumann’s Chinese Theatre and see all the prints in the cement. My favorite was th stars of Harry Potter, but Humphrey Bogart and Morgan Freeman were there too

We also visited Ripley’s Believe it or not because Little Bean likes odd stuff, and I had my picture taken next to a portrait of Michael Jackson, made completely of candy. Brilliant!!

In the evening we walked from Venice Beach to Santa Monica Pier. I didn’t like Venice Beach. It was a lot of people trying to sell you stuff and I felt quite exposed. I don’t often feel uncomfortable, but as it got dark I felt a little on the edge of in danger. I much preferred Santa Monica, where we ate in the Forest Gump restaurant and messed around on the pier.

On Wednesday we went to Universal studios. Its pretty expensive to get in and you can’t take your own food either which just adds to the cost. But it was great fun. We went on a Simpson’s virtual rollercoaster which took you on this massive drop and through all sorts. I had to have a little word with myself half way through to remind me that it wasn’t a real rollercoaster and I was only about three feet off the floor, because i felt nauseous. I am such a baby! We also went on the Jurassic Park ride and the Shrek 4D exhibition, but in my opinion the best part of the day was the studio tour. We saw great special effects like how they create a flash flood, and how hey throw the cars about for the new Fast and Furious film.

We also saw special effects from the Psycho film and Jaws, and got to drive through the set of Desperate Housewives. All great fun!

it turns out if i couldn’t live in San Diego I would choose Orange County. Its beautiful. My first choice would be La Jolla, but alternatively I would live in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach or pretty much anywhere there would be fine. So if anyone who lives in these localities wants to make me their wife so I can stay, then that’s fine. I can cook pretty well and Im not adverse to hoovering despite my previous posts. Suitors make an orderly line please!!

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6 Responses to “Da Da Da Hollywood!”

  1. mairedubhtx April 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    Glad you’re enjoying your vacation.

  2. Vixter2010 April 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Hate it when you find yourself in a dodgy area, sadly most places seem to have them! But glad you found some fun as well!

  3. prenin April 29, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    Hi Hun!!! 🙂

    Yes Hollywood is a seedy city and no doubt the guys telling you, you were pretty were looking to recruit you into the porn, or personal services trade – if you get my drift!

    Glad you had a good time though – and they were right: You ARE painless on the eye!!! 😉

    Love and hugs always!

    Prenin.

  4. myblogject April 29, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Fabulous post belle! Really enjoyed reading your wonderful adventures.

  5. Jules April 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    ‘mazin photos! I love how you decided where you would live if you chose to move to LA (apparently, No Doubt come from Orange County… hehe) and stuff! I just hope that you didn’t miss the nutipals between Wills and Catherine!

    Julia

  6. Redneckprincess April 30, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    Glad you are back, missing your fun posts!! Great pics xoxo

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