Doug, myself, Julie, Martin, Carmen & Mark went “ashore” for our own excursion at 9:30 a.m. We hired a cab, with Assan at the wheel, and he skillfully spent the next 5 hours with us, taking us all over greater Los Angeles. Super fun!!
We started off with a stop at the Staples Centre in downtown L.A., home of the Los Angeles Kings (Martin’s favourite hockey team). From there it was onto Hollywood Lake Drive and up to the famous HOLLYWOOD sign, up on the hill. Assan got us up as high as he could and we all climbed out for photos. After this, it was back down, down and into the Hollywood “Walk of Fame” area. So, so many tourists (just like us, I guess). Next on the list was a drive up and down Rodeo Drive. Good thing my background wasn’t a “shopping” background. We were happy to look from the windows of the cab and take a few pictures. Last stop was at Venice Beach. Such a famous area too!! We got out for 45 minutes and ordered food truck grub and wandered around the beach.
The famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Capt. Jack Sparrow......
You gotta love it when the Munchkins from Wizard of Oz get their own star!!
Venice Beach Food trucks!!
Carmen & Mark.....
Martin & Julie
I know - backwards sign!!
Martin & Lacey....
The ship has now departed the Los Angeles port. What a massive port it is too! Very interesting watching it back up and head on out, the same way we came in!
Until tomorrow - Cheers friends!!