Monday, July 23, 2007

LA part 2

First off i'll answer the questions.

Julia - "did you see anyone famous?"
yep.
We saw a limo, which of course had a famous person inside it.
I mean h.e.l.l.o.
we were in LA!
Who?
No idea.
But i'm sure it was someone totally famous!

Also saw a famous photographer.
More on that in the post down further.

Crystal- "Did your kids miss you?"
Um Alden.
Doubt it.
He said he was glad to see us and then promptly asked what we brought him.
(when we showed him the cool metal spiderman lunch box we got him, he ask for the kinder surprise egg that he thought we should have brought him.
He had lots of fun at grandmas.

Lucy did good too.
She has been extra clingy since I got home though.
And she isn't really like that at grandma's house.
So I'll take that as a yes, she missed me.

Day 2 in LA:
In the morning I would rent a cruiser bike and ride along as Regan went running.
It was a fun way for us both to get some exercise and still hang out.
I'd go a bit further and then turn around and catch up with him again at the end.
As I was riding along I saw Dolphins.
Two groups of them.

Pods? I think you call them?

I just call them cool.

Then we drove up to
Universal Studios.

Walked around Universal town or whatever it is called before you get into the theme park part.

Saw the big guitar.
Cool.


We went into this Martin Lawrence art gallery that was right there.
Regan was indulging me.
the good guy.

I saw some wonderful art.
5 original Picassos.
4 original Monets.
3 Dali's
Rembrandt

Amazing stuff.

Saw some new artist's I hadn't before.
Liudmila KONDAKOVA
Rene LALONDE a fellow Canadian

And this guy.
Kerry HALLAM
I LOVE this stuff.
He had this one similar to this one here where he had painted it on top of an old sea map.
i loved it so much.
I looked at it for quite a while.
In fact, a sales lady tried to sell it to me.
For $3000.

We had a chuckle over that.
Not that it wasn't worth $3000.

But the fact that she thought we would have that kind of money.
We don't really dress like high rollers.

Just so you know, if I had the money, I would have bought it.
That's how much i loved it.


Got into the theme park.
Went into this.

Lame.
(Especially the screaming people.)


Thought this was a coolio street.
Had store fronts from a good movie.
Notting Hill


Went on the Universal Tour.
Pretty cool how they make movies.

Cars from those racing shows... you know


From King Kong.



Can't remember the movie this was from but it was pretty crazy to see the actual plane they had destroyed for a movie.
Wow. What a big mess.


Famous person number 1 and 2
Dora.
Deigo.


Famous person number 3.
Shrek


Okay the actual famous person we saw.
Anne Leibovitz
Apparently she (red arrow) was taking a picture of another famous person (blue arrow), unnamed, for an upcoming ad series.



Pretty exciting eh?

While at Universal we went on rides.
Including the Jurassic Park one three times in a row.
Regan was loving in.
And I was making him happy.



Fun times.
Good day.

I forgot to add the the night before we went to Transformers.
And yes.
It was AWESOME.
Two big thumbs up here!!

9 comments:

Julia and Josh Blakeney said...
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Julia and Josh Blakeney said...

well as long as you saw dora and diego, i think you are covered!
i was staring at the picture of the back of the famous person for some time, but i just couldn't figure it out...hmmm.

so the house of horror was lame-o eh? glad that un universal and the art gallery made up for it.

Crystal said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I remember Universal Studios and seeing the movie sets. I don't remember the rides - I think that's new since 1991(long ago!). It's fun to think of just you and Regan having fun together - great therapy for couples!

whitney said...

I need a vacation!

Kimmie Sue said...

Sounds like you had so much fun! It's been SO long since I've been to Universal Studios. They were filming the last JAWS movie when I last went! LOL Early 90s, I think??

Anywho... that picture of the crashed plane looks like the scene from War of the Worlds. I could be totally wrong though! :o)

Carmen said...

Totally cool re-cap!

Heather M. said...

LOL!!! You totally crack me up!

Heather said...

More fun!! The dolphins sounds cool. Great that dh was good for you seeing the art stuff.

Andrea said...

Sounds like such a fun time!!!! Love your pictures :D