Two new stars in Hollywood

LA Feb 2013 055

At home with Halle Berry

At home with Halle Berry

Having a chat with Jack
Having a chat with Jack

At the El Capitan Theatre with Jake and the team

At the El Capitan Theatre with Jake and the team

Here we are allthego again in the United States. Off to visit our son Mitchell and his family, including the new grand daughter Piper. They live in Houston but we have stopped off in LA for a few days beforehand to aclimatise to all things US. On arrival there was a lot of action around town welcoming us. All the bars seemed to have parties starting, there were flags and people dressed up all waving at us. It was great, then someone told us it was for the Superbowl or something, bit deflating.

Yesterday, upon arrival we lobbed into the Hollywood Hills Hotel, which sits sort of underneath the famous Hollywood sign. Not a  bad spot but a little further away from the action than it seemed from their website. Later on we wandered around the Walk of Fame (all those stars on the footpath) and then into Madame Tussauds to meet the Hollywood movie gang in the wax so to speak. Very entertaining spot and reportedly much better than the old Hollywood Wax Museum, which has been around since Cecile B de Mille. Caught up with all the girls, including Halle Berry and Angeline Jollie. Leanne met Jimmy Stewart and George Burns which seemed to satisfy her, bit old for her I thought.

Minnie Mouse met up with Russell on the street

Minnie Mouse met up with Russell on the street

Today was a bit more of the same after sleeping in. Down to wander the rest of the Walk of Fame, also the Chinese theatre area where there are a whole lot of Stars foot and hand prints with signatures and notes, many going back to 1920s and 30s. After lunch we were into El Capitan Theatre, one of those old style movie houses, and saw a re run of Peter Pan on the big screen. Back to the Hotel and dinner, steak followed by Leanne eating an enormous banana split and I a Chocolate Brownie waffle. Both covered in ice cream and the banana split cream. All this was accompanied by a bottle of house  red…labelled ‘dago red’ after its Italian heritage. It was appropriate after a long day wandering around.

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on February 5, 2013, in Texas 2013. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The kids were partcularily impressed with the photo of Jake and the pirates… They watch that show on fox.

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