I went a little crazy taking photos of them all!
On their first full day we headed to Los Angeles for a stop at a couple of my favorite places...The Grove, Farmer's Market, then a drive up to Griffith Park.
My sister-in-law was awed with Mr. Wonderful Personality Mario Lopez. The girls were able to dance with him while Donna Summer played in the background. Later in the day, we stopped by Donna Summer's star on Hollywood Blvd. as she had passed away the day we were out. While watching Mario tape Extra, we were given a ticket for a gift. At the end of the taping, we received a bag FULL of girlie foo-foo goods! It was a $165 value! Yay for us!!
|On the set|
|So Excited to see MARIO!!!|
|Not so excited to see Mario...|
|Mario signing an autograph|
|Perhaps, Mario is texting his peeps letting them know we were visiting.|
|The girls doing their clapping routine|
|See Mario in the background?|
|Oh La La!|
|Purchase complete...A new American Girl owner|
|One big bag!|
At the Farmer's Market we enjoyed DELICIOUS, meaty sandwiches from Phil's Deli. Oh, I love a good Reuben!
|Doesn't this make you drool?!?!|
After lunch we enjoyed, or tried to enjoy a sit-down-in-the-sunshine couple minutes, but my oldest and youngest decided out of the eight chairs available they wanted the same one. What ensued was a battle for the chair. Pushing, whining, pushing, and more whining. Finally, I figured since I was with my sibling, I'd like to experience the push-off for the same chair. It turned into a laugh off! Good times!
|Battle for the chair begins...|
|My best push against this stationary wall|
|She's getting tired...|
|The fall off|
|Oops...I knocked the Pradas off|
|Getting ready to give someone the business!|
|Thinking...what can I do to my sister next?|
|The Happy Guy|
|The Grove Sign|
|Love this face|
|On the trolley|
Next we headed up the hill to see the Hollywood sign from a distance and walk around the top of the world at Griffith Observatory.
My SIL took photos on the way.
|My brother and niece with the Hollywood sign in the background|
|The Griffith Observatory|
|This is proof that as we think we're still, we're still rotating on Earth.|
|Donna Summer's Star on Hollywood Blvd. News reporters covering her unexpected death.|
Lastly we cruised down Rodeo Drive then back on Santa Monica Blvd and off to the freeway.
What a great day!