Weather:Hazy because of smog, but other then that high 80s to low 90s, mostly sunny.
We got into LA around 5:30pm from Las Vegas and quickly checked into the
hotel and got ready for dinner at the Stinking Rose. Driving in LA is
very interesting so Steven conducted all the driving while in-city. We went
to the Stinking Rose which is a restaurant renowned for its garlic. They
put garlic in everything, from their mashed potatoes to their ice cream.
It was a very awesome restaurant with a great decor inside (which I stupidly
forgot to take a picture of) and the food was wonderful! After dinner we
decided to catch a movie at Mann's Chinese Theatre, formerly Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Shrek was playing, three of us had seen it, three not, so we went because it is such
a great movie. Anyway, the theatre was very nice with a huge screen and of course all
the stars and footprints outside. After the movie we went to bed.
The next morning we had a late but relaxing start and went to lunch at
the In-N-Out Burger, which was wonderful! Afterwards, we actually went to
the laundromat on the corner and did, yup, you guessed it, laundry. Then
we drove over to the Hollywood Hills stopping to pick up one of Steven's friends
on the way, Shena. She tolerated all our comments of "Where do the stars
live? Is that a star's house??" very well and we all went down to the pier and then to
muscle and venice beaches. We had dinner of pizza and corndogs at a place
off the jogging/biking trail that runs the whole length of that area.
Venice beach was nice, and I got to a climb a 20ft rope at muscle beach.
After Venice Beach we went to the 3rd St. Promanade and met up with five other friends
of Steven. We walked the shops and then decided to go to a pool hall. Unfortunately, it
was full so we decided to go bowling. And where did we go? The bowling alley
in the movie The Big Lebowski!! Whooo!! Is that not awesome?
So anyway, it was a good night and we got back to the hotel around 3am.
San Francisco here we come!
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