|Me and Pat at Hollywood and Vine, Hollywood, California|
Folks, I don't know how much I can get in this blog posting (my Internet speed is very slow at the bed and breakfast where I am staying) but I'll try. For those of you who have Facebook, I've been able to post several videos of our craziness that gives you an idea of what a great time we're having here in LA.
I'll probably forget much of what we already did but here is some of it:
Today we met one of my blog followers, "Nadege", in Little Tokyo. We had a wonderful lunch at a place called "The Curry House." You know me and Pat, we like spicy, hot, Indian curry dishes. Turns out Nadege does too. Funny thing about this restaurant, it's a Japanese restaurant that serves Indian style curry dishes and quite well I might add.
|Me, Nadege and Pat at the Curry House in Little Tokyo today for lunch|
After lunch, and in the rain (yes, it did rain today in LA) we headed up to The Grove to see the latest Liam Nesson action flick, "Taken 3". Not exactly my taste but I enjoyed watching it none the less in the magnificent movie theater at The Grove. Man oh man, get outside Rehoboth Beach and you see what movie theaters and a LOT of other customer delights are supposed to be like.
Tonight we going to "Oil Can Harry's" for a retro disco night. That is if I can wake Pat up. Poor Pat, I'm wearing him out.
Yesterday we wore both of ourselves out. Pat wanted to see the site of the old TV series "77 Sunset Strip." Of course that was just a made up address but Pat was convinced that there was some kind of memorial plate on that location. He wanted to drive down Sunset Boulevard but I suggested otherwise because of the heavy traffic. Oh yes folks, the myth about LA traffic is true . . . . it is heavy.
|Pat talking to a fellow guest at breakfast this morning|
So we walk. And walk. And walk. We ended up walking all the way to Hollywood and Vine. Along the way we passed the historic Hollywood High School (cool). The Walk of Fame with memorial plaques of past stars (more cool). Then to the Pantages Theater before we gave up and sat on a bench waiting for public transportation to take us back to our bed and breakfast.
Guess what happened while we were waiting for our bus? Pat struck up a conversation with a young, mixed race guy (he told us he was a model and an aspiring actor and musician). A very nice, friendly guy. Out of the blue he asks "Are you two brothers? You look like brothers." Well folks, that makes four times in four different cities we've been asked by perfect strangers if we were brothers.
By the way, to back up a bit. It was very interesting being on Hollywood and Vine. So much history. But then Hollywood Boulevard began turning very tawdry. And oh yes, we saw the "Super Characters" (Wonder Woman, Superman) outside the Pantages Theater. Don't worry, we are already warned about them and kept out distance.
|Hollywood Boulevard last night|
But what a mixture of humanity on Hollywood Boulevard. Homeless, shills, tourists, and more tourists. In fact just about every representation of humanity except real live movies stars. Sorry folks, we have yet to see our first movie star, current or has been.
I'm going to wrap-up this posting now and try and upload some photos with it. Then I'll wake Pat up (he's napping now) and head out to Oil Can Harry's. This should be interesting.
|Pat in front of "Tawdry" on Hollywood Boulevard|