*I almost hate to post this after being glued to the news all day tracking the coverage of the killer tornadoes. My heart is with those who lost one of their precious babies today. I will continue to pray for all the victims and their families. A solemn reminder that life can change in the blink of an eye, and that it could happen to any of us.*
With Allie leaving for photography school in just one week, we wanted to be sure we made it to Hollywood while she was still here with us! So Sunday, we loaded up the van and hit the five -that would be I-5 if you're not familiar with SoCal lingo ;) I managed to get a shot of the famous Hollywood sign up on the mountain side, but I took it with my phone and didn't get it uploaded just yet. So, here's our first view of Hollywood
We headed down Sunset Blvd on our way to the Walk of Fame
Finally found parking in an underground garage and made it out onto the street
And almost immediately, Allie found her man
Yes, she definitely has an obsession with Johnny Depp ;)
We made our way down to Grauman's Chinese Theater
and enjoyed checking out all the stars messages and handprints
And we even managed to find Johnny Depp's star prints!
Found the fun piano steps that played notes as we walked up each stair
And of course we found the Greatest Candy Store on Earth
Complete with candy-dispensing toilets ;)
And strange brands of soda!!
We especially liked the "kitty piddle!"
Found some fabulous shopping with a fountain for the kids to play in
and saw some gorgeous buildings
Then we piled back into the van and headed out toward Beverly Hills
We wanted to see if we could find some Hollywood starlets doing some Sunday afternoon shopping on Rodeo Drive :)
It was a gorgeous street!
And to avoid the very, very long line, we decided to use the ATM machine to dispense our cupcakes :)
I mean....doesn't everyone get their cupcakes from an ATM?!?!
But at $4 a cupcake, we opted to only get four of them to split and share with everyone!
But I gotta say.....they were worth EVERY penny! YUM!!!!!
Thanks for all the prayers for my back! It's doing better every day, and I'll post more about it soon! This gal doesn't let much slow her down ;)