Monday, March 5, 2012

Back From Hollywood

How have you all been???

I'm finally back from my trip to Hollywood. It was a long and exhausting trip.  Didn't have much time to have fun, because there was so much to do. To make the time constraints worse, my daughter came down with a 24 hour stomach flu a few days after I got there and I came down with it on Sunday, which was the day that I was going to get together with my family to celebrate my birthday. I was very sad about that, since we hadn't seen each other in two years. I drove down to stay with  my dad for the weekend because the Academy Awards shut down everything around my daughter's apartment. On Saturday night I  went to see a friend and came down with the flu on Sunday morning and spent the day in bed. So much for my visit with my dad.

 My time in SoCal helping my daughter get settled in her apartment went by far too quickly. There wasn't enough time to get everything done that we wanted to, but we did get a lot accomplished.
Last month after my flight was booked I realized that the Academy Awards smack dab in the middle of my trip, which made things a little more difficult in getting around. Remind me never to do that again!

Hollywood Blvd had been closed off for a week, making traffic even heavier around this area. My daughter's apartment is one block away from here.

All of this was set up in the middle of Hollywood Blvd. Several streets were closed down the week before the Oscars and several square blocks were closed down on Sunday. Security was everywhere 24 hours a day.


 Hollywood Blvd. was open and all the signs changed the day after the Awards. It was an amazing feat, to say the least.

The Starbuck's I frequented is just beyond this arched monument.

So pretty at night...

This photo was taken about 11 pm the night before I left for home. Can you tell how tired I am? It was a long and tiring trip.

Will show you some photos of her apartment tomorrow. Hope you'll stop by...


  1. Welcome home Pam. Your daughter is in such an awesome location. How fun! Can't wait to see her apartment.

  2. WOW what a great place to live! Your daughter must love it out there! What a bummer getting that stomach bug. Pam these pics are making me so anxious for our trip their this summer, my kids can't wait! Minus the bug I know you had a wonderful time with you daughter!

  3. Looks like you had fun!! Glad you are back safely. I can't wait to see the apartment!!

  4. Oh I am so sorry you both got sick. This flu bug has really been bad and just really wipes everyone out. I am sure your daughter loved having you there. Can't wait to see her apartment. Your pics of Hollywood Blvd. are amazing. Great shots. Hugs, Marty

  5. Pam I am so sorry your were ill during your visit with your daughter.

    I absolutely love all the images in this post!!

  6. How cool for a kid to live in such an exciting area like that! So glad you are feeling better. There is nothing worse than being sick and away from home. Can't wait to see her apartment!!

  7. Glad to see you back! So sorry you got the flu bug...what bad timing!
    She's living in a really interesting area! Those are great photos you showed especially of the Kodak Theater and the kind of pictures none of us normally get to see. I'll be waiting to see your pictues of her apartment!

  8. What a bummer to be sick. How exciting for your daughter to live so close to so much excitement!


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