Thursday, 24 May 2007

We're Back!






















So I am finally posting pictures and writing about our holiday. We had a great time! We've been home since Monday night but unpacking, dishwasher issues, the season finale of Lost and general sleepiness have kept me from the computer. Stéphane is out finally seeing "Inland Empire" and I'm tired of trying to figure out what's wrong with the dishwasher so here we go...


Day 1: Arrive in LA around noon, get the car from Enterprise and I drive us to the hotel which was actually easy to find. The weather was clear and warm but not hot. Our hotel was a block off Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on a quiet street. We got an upgrade to a suite (love that!) that had a fireplace. Wahoo! We unpacked some stuff then headed to a place not far away that friends of ours AND the hotel front desk had recommended. It's called the Abbey and we reclined on canopied couches to eat which felt very exotic. The service was crappy but it was an overall cool experience.


After lunch we hopped in the car and headed toward Hollywood and Vine via Paramount Studios. Stéphane took the wheel this time and found the driving pretty easy. It's a LOT like Vancouver actually, just bigger. We headed up towards Hollywood Blvd and got our first glimpse of the Hollywood sign. Parking around Graumann's Theatre was a little tricky but we finally found a place and spent the rest of the afternoon hanging around, having the full tourist experience. We bought those hats at a souvenir shop and we love them.


Day 2: Universal Studios! This day was one of our favourites. It was a 10-minute drive from our hotel and we were there by about 9:30 to beat the crowds. We paid a little extra and got "Front of the Line" passes which we COMPLETELY enjoyed and would highly recommend. The studio tour was just as much as I had remembered as were the rides. We saw all the shows (and got behind-the-scenes access to some of them thanks to our passes) and I almost killed my husband by taking him on the Jurassic Park ride. It was all fun and games until the 84-foot drop at the end...

2 comments:

Ann-Margret said...

Welcome back! Great photos (though I'm not finished looking yet)! Hey, I love the Producer and Director caps! :)

Bari said...

What a cool report! I have been to LA 3x but never as a tourist so its so fun to read about. I've ben to disneyland but all the other stuff sounds like so much fun too. Glad you're back, yeah!

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