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We weren’t in LA for long though; the day after our arrival we took a bus tour of the city as we only had one day to see in the sights. The driver may have been one of the most annoying men in Christendom on the best of occasions but with raging jetlag, he’s lucky to be alive. All the usual things were fine; we saw the Hollywood Sign, Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre, Venice Beach etc and enjoyed them for what they were. It was the non-stop, eight hour ...
... on the sidewalk, had lunch at Hooters (Lach's choice), and that was about it.
I think the best thing we did in LA was drive up the Griffith Observatory. It would have been nice to have a bit more time to explore because there seemed to be some lovely walks around there. We had time to get a good view of the Hollywood sign and wonder around the observatory before having to get back to the airport.
Next time we will have to go somewhere hot with a beach!
... were painted, and Manet's Spring, new to the Getty and previously privately owned.
Returning, we got off the bus outside Amoeba Records, the world's largest independent record store, just in time to catch Mark Ronson do a DJ set promoting his new album, Uptown Special. The store was filled with aisle ...
... 10 seats) a guy stormed in and said to call 911 and announced there had been a hit and run and the car involved was in the car park! He said the car had hit a lady who had been thrown into the air. Apparently they just came in and stopped and the guy wanted to make sure that they didn’t leave before the cops had arrived. We never really got the whole story or saw it play out but it was sad to think that these two ...
... some guys swinging around on the rings. It was a nice spot to eat our gourmet lunch, peanut butter jam sandwiches! You would think we were fed up with these by now but still loving it!
After lunch we started the long walk back down the beach boardwalk to Venice. We thought as the day went on it would get a little busier so we were not the only prey on the streets! The walk down the beach on the Santa Monica side was lovely but then you hit Venice and everything ...