One of the things that is so frustrating about going on vacations without most of the people you love is that it’s hard to explain everything in detail. So for our doings on the weekends, I won’t even try. I’m going to post some bullet lists with everything we’ve done so far, and I’ll include links when possible. That should at least help you to get a birds-eye view of our touristing around L.A. I took my camera around with me all weekend, but I’ve been pretty bad at remembering to take pictures… So, we’ll rely mostly on links.
This weekend we:
- Saw some of the USC campus (including the Coliseum) .
- Ate at an amazing Indian restaurant called Manas across the street from USC.
- Went to a concert at the Natural History Museum. The bands were Plants and Animals and The Little Ones.
- (In case you were wondering, the concert was held in the Hall of North American Mammals).
- Saw the famous Hollywood sign.
- Saw the Kodak Theatre, where the Oscars are held.
- Saw the El Capitan Theatre, where Disney holds the premieres for all of their movies.
- Saw Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (where all the handprints and footprints of movie stars are).
- Walked on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Saw a ton of Scientology buildings. Some of them were pretty high on the Unintentional Comedy Scale.
- Went to H&M, a fantastic clothing store.
- While in H&M, about 50 people without pants on came in. I am not making this up.
- Went to Amoeba Music, perhaps the best record store in the country.
- Got a taste of the Northwest at Starbucks on Hollywood Boulevard.
- Went to a Los Angeles Clippers game.
- Walked through the new L.A. Live mall outside the Staples Center.
- Hung out at the main branch of the L.A. Public Library.
- Checked out the new Walt Disney Concert Hall.
- Saw a lot of sweet big buildings, including the L.A. Times and Capitol Records.
We did a good job of keeping busy this weekend; Tyler is a great host and the public transportation system down here is pretty easy to navigate. I hope we can get as much done next weekend! Stay tuned…