Thursday, May 19, 2011

California Trip!

Last week we were in L.A. for Dave's graduation from USC. Well, that was our excuse to go on vacation there at least. I got to visit my great aunt and cousins in the Long Beach area. 
Then we spent four days with friends in Thousand Oaks and ate lots of frozen yogurt. To finish the trip we spent two nights in Hollywood and went to USC. It was a great trip and I thought I would share some of the more touristy hilights.

It was pretty yummy.

On Tuesday Dave and I spent 4.5 hours geeking out at the Reagan Library while our friends kept our daughter. It's definitely worth a visit!

Air Force 1

Lunch at Paradise Cove in Malibu.

We took a Hollywood bus tour since we didn't have much time to explore. Below is the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel from Pretty Woman.

This is where Richard Gere climbs the fire escape at the end of Pretty Woman.

The Kodak Theater: home of the Oscars

Grauman's Chinese Theater

Robert Redford's house.

Michael Jackson's house where he dangled his baby over the balcony.

Marilyn Monroe's house. Later rented by Anna Nicole Smith.


We met friends for dinner in Santa Monica where I saw this:

I had to look through though unfortunately we didn't have much time and didn't get anything.


They ran out of engineering hoods so Dave had to get a sociology one...not super pleased about that but I guess there are worse things in life.

I'm so proud of him!


  1. In-n-out is the best! I went to my first Z Gallerie in Orlando and it was awesome. I want one in Charleston!

  2. Looks like a fantastic trip!

    Jill @ JunkyVagabond

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  4. Michael Jackson has lived in that house on 100 N Carolwood Dr., but the accident with a baby on the balcony happened in Berlin in 2002.