Hollywood .. here we come ....
Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
81Trip End Dec 10, 2008
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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.