We’re now back in Los Angeles staying in a hotel on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, right next door to Beverley Hills. The weather is back to being beautiful, and very warm.
Our first night back we had dinner with Carey, whom we also met at Tuscan Women Cook. Carey took us to a great restaurant where we ate really good food, drank a few glasses of wine and talked a lot!
Wednesday we went on a tour to Universal Studios which was a lot of fun. I think it’s more for big kids than little kids, and we big kids went on all of the rides. First off we went on the studio tour which takes you to the back lot of the studios where you can see sets from old movies and television shows – the motel, car and house from Psycho, the set of the town of Amity where Jaws was filmed, the plane crash from War of the Worlds, the lake where the TV show McHales Navy (remember that?) was filmed, sets of old western towns where films starring John Wayne amongst others were made, and heaps more.
After the tour we started on the rides – Terminator 2, Back to the Future, Return of the Mummy, Jurassic Park. These were all really well done and again, lots of fun. Then there were the special effects presentation, the Backdraft presentation, the Shrek 4D movie (very good) and the Waterworld presentation – a live show on water which was also very good. A great day.
That night we were tired so decided to get some take away and veg out in front of the TV – something we haven’t done for ages. Well, at home we have 5 channels of crap for David to channel surf through – here he can surf through 70 plus channels of pretty much the same sort of crap. What fun!
Thursday we spent checking out the shops in Beverley Hills, catching up with washing and laying out by the pool, nothing too exciting but very pleasant. Thursday night we went out to dinner with Carey again – we went to AOC an upmarket tapas style restaurant in Beverley Hills which has fantastic food – washed down with a terrific Australian red. A great ending to our stay in LA.
Tomorrow we fly home!