"I'm Ready for My Close-Up Mr. DeMille"!!!

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

We arrived here Thursday 10/17 in  Sherman Oaks, just outside of Los Angles around 1:00 p.m. and got the coach through the small streets of N. Hollywood, to Nick's cousin Karen's home.  Unfortunately, it wouldn't fit in her driveway as we had hoped; but she lives on a quiet street and we were able to park it in front of her house.  We then took the short drive over to Virginia's home (my dad's cousin) and a very good friend of our since we lived in California from 1969 - 1972. This is where we will be staying for the 10 days here in the L.A. area.   While here I worked for the Lakers/Kings operation while Jack Kent Cooke was running it!  Lots of fun memories of those days long gone by!

Friday (10/18)was a day of catching up and a nice dinner with Nick's cousins: Elly and Mike (her brother) and Elly's grown-children, Terry, John, Karen, Zachary (Karen's son) and Virginia, Nick and I.  It was great to see everyone since it has been about 4 or 5 years since we were all together.  

Saturday (10/19) was Virginia's birthday and her son (whom we had just stayed with) was here and several of her friends came for dinner to help celebrate!

Sunday (10/20) was another day of family - Nick although took himself off to a sports bar at 9:30 a.m. to watch the Patriots Play and didn't get back until around 1:30 p.m.  Those games are just too long for me.

Ha Ha !  (10/21) I managed to see Blair Underwood in his driveway!  Not that I really care, but I have to at least see one "celebrity" don't I?  Apparently he was on LA Law and he may still be.  I do know who he is, but that's the extent of my knowledge of him.  Where's Anthony Hopkins?  I wouldn't mind running in to him!!  That definitely shows my age, doesn't it.

Tuesday, (10/22) we both managed to get in a teeth cleaning!  How bizarre is that!!  Then off to a shopping mall with Elly and Nick and me, and of course, we just HAD to stop at the Cheese Cake Factory for lunch.  No Cheesecake, though, we went with the huge salad's instead. Not nearly as much fun as those desserts. :(

Wednesday(10/23( and Thursday (10/24) we spent up in Thousand Oaks with friends from Minnesota days and had a great time catching up.  I GOT MY CAMERA BACK!!!  Most exciting!!

Thursday after we left our friends, we went over to the Reagan Presidential Library since it is quite close to them.  We had been there about 4 years ago, but got there late and didn't really have time to explore.  Today we spent about 4 hours looking at everything.  Very well done. 
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Pamela on

Great pictures Sandy. Looks like you are having great weather too.

Claudia on

Camera back!!!! Horray for us and you!!!!!
See you soon :)

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