Hollywood .. here we come ....

Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
Trip End Dec 10, 2008

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday's rolled around and although the kids are ready for another hit of Disney, we felt that it's busy at any time, but defintitely to be avoided in a weekend, if one has a choice.

So, we decided to seek out super-star city, and made our way to Hollywood Blvd, Wax Museum, Guiness World of Records and of course no trip is complete with a cruise down Rodeo Drive, and the Hollywood sign.   The snob in me would love to have done some window shopping on Rodeo, but with I didn't feel that the 7 of us really had the right look.  Apart from a couple of very nice areas in Beverly Hills,  the Hollywood thing can be summed up in 2 words - tacky and necessary.

Time to leave the bright city lights and head down the coast to Santa Monica - unfortunately for us, every other LA resident had the same idea, and Venice Beach was packed.  At USD25 to park for a swim, us simple Kiwi's  felt that was just a little steep, however, not to be beaten, we managed to find somewhere free, half a mile down the road, (with enough space for our truck), that gave us some fresh air, and an opportunity to get wet - a little cold for me, but nobody else seemed to notice.

Seems like every place in LA is busy on a Sunday, and Santa Monica pier is no exception.
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