Welcome to LA LA Land!

We're here!!! I'm blogging to you live from the comforts of my fluffy bed in the luxurious Beverly Wilshire Hotel! It is 5:30AM, but I'm up and at 'em because my body is still on Texas time! Yesterday after our two flights (Dallas to Austin, Austin to LA) and after we picked up our rental car, we hit the road armed with maps and travel books hoping to see the sights! The rolling hills of LA are so beautiful, the city though...not so much. Lots of trashy neighborhoods surrounding the Hollywood and downtown areas. However, there was lots to see and we didn't waste anytime. First stop:Haha, that wasn't really our first stop, at least not on purpose. But there it was shining in all it's glory. When I got out of the car to get a few shots, two Scientologists chatted me up and told me I should def check out the Scientology church in Dallas. Um, yeah, I'll get right on that... So we waved to John Travolta and Tom Cruise and got back in our car headed for Hollywood!

We surprisingly found great (and free) parking next to this place:
We took a peek inside and I wasn't too impressed. I'm sure the pool on the roof is fab though! ;)

Next stop was the Hollywood Walk of Fame and guess who we ran into!?
MJ in all his glory!

Next, I got to pose with Miss Marilyn!

We took in a few more sights... Grauman's Chinese Theater:Kodak Theatre:Capitol Records Building:

Then headed up into the hills *waving to Speidi on the way* in order to get a good shot of this:

After we were confident that we had seen all that there was to see of Hollywood we headed to our hotel in Beverly Hills.

Here is our hotel all prettied up for Christmas! It is just as amazing on the inside as well.

After our photo session inside the hotel, we headed to dinner just down the street at a little mexican restaurant called Frida. It was so delish, very reasonably priced (esp. for being right off Rodeo Dr.) and soo cute inside!

Anyway, so that was Day 1 of our Los Angeles adventure in a nut shell! Time to go shower up and get ready for day 2!! On the agenda for today: Santa Monica, In-N-Out Burger, Rodeo Dr. and Dancing with the Stars! Soo much to see and do and so little time! Tata for now! :)


  1. Snazzy! I've never been to Hollywood...very jealous right now!

  2. This was a fun post to read. I have been to LA also!!! I think it was a fun place to visit, but I don't think I would ever want to live there.

  3. ahhh so fantastic!!! awesome shots...I love that you and your mom are having such a great time together ;)

  4. Love all of the pics! It looks like you are having a fantastic time! I love LA, but it is a little dirty....If you get a chance to travel a all, head down to newport and laguna beach. It is beautiful there! Have Fun!

  5. sounds and looks like you two are having so much fun and getting to see so much!! lucky little lady ;)
    of all the pictures i think i like the hotel the most! it looks so pretty with all the christmas decor!!

    have a wonderful day and enjoy your fancy in-n-out burger!! ;)

    p.s. have a great thanksgiving hun!!

  6. I haven't been to LA in over 10 years, so I can't remember much. That picture of you with Marilyn is so adorable!