Friday, May 20, 2011

Day 3- Yesterday in California

Yesterday was another busy day for us in L.A. I can honestly say I think we spend more time driving around just to get from point A to point B, and finding where we need to go.
Gerry has been super at driving though.It's not easy to have the nerve with all the traffic,especially on the I-5 in L.A.Our car from National has been great as well-especially not hard on gas as we've had to put on alot of miles.

We took over one hour to drive from Glendale to Compton yesterday, for our plane ride scheduled with Celebrity Helicopters.
Celebrity Helicopters also helps with providing aviation youth programs as the lure to creating social change in at-risk communities and especially for helping give youth rights.
We met with Debra,( the receptionist) and Isaac,(our pilot).We really can't tell you enough that this was the highlight of our day.We toured all of the L.A area,seeing such great sites as Hollywood homes, the Getty Center,the ocean/coast,the Hollywood sign,Hollywood Hills,and so much more,within about 45 minutes.Isaac gave us a grand tour and was a great pilot and host to us.Thank you Celebrity Helicopters-we won't forget your kindness! I must say with having motion sickness I wasn't too bad,but with it being a small plane, I did feel a bit funny in my stomache afterwards- but nothing Gravol didn't help with.

After our ride in Compton, we headed to the L.A Zoo.It was only open for another hour and a half by the time we got there but it was enough to see alot of great animals- my favorites being the primates.They are always so interesting to watch.From the gorillas to the chimps, they had us very interested in them.

As the day got later, we needed to find a spot to eat and stopped at Johnny Rockets in Hollywood.This was a first time for us to eat at one of their locations and we loved the food and the great service.We would definitely search out another location to eat here again.The menu consisted of favorites including juicy hamburgers, classic sandwiches, and hand-dipped shakes and malts. We also enjoyed an all-American look and feel, tabletop jukeboxes and authentic decor. Johnny Rockets, we'll be back!

Outside that evening there a big crowd that was gathered on the street. We made our way through crowds of people that were all screaming at actors that were arriving in the middle of the closed off street.We did our best to see, as Erika caught a glimpse of Bradley Cooper from the Hangover part 2.We stayed for a bit but with being on the wrong side of the street, we realized we really weren't going to see much more.It was pretty exciting though.We also were on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but my camera had died earlier in the day,so I wasn't able to get any shots, but will return there today for more sightseeing.

Keep following- we'll have more to tell..

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Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

Oh yes, I know all about our traffic. And when I get stuck driving my husband's truck, I have major issues with the parking structures in LA.

Enjoy your trip!

Monique said...

Thanks for the message. I'm a small town girl used to getting anywhere she wants to get to in 5 minutes. I'm glad I'm not the one driving here- it would be so nerve racking.

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