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Published: July 16th 2010
Today we were on a mission to see a few of LA's sights that we hadn't yet had a chance to. Tomorrow is our last day in LA and is being spent at Disneyland.
We headed north on the Interstate 5 towards Hollywood where our first stop-off was to get a a proper view of the HOLLYWOOD sign. We weaved up through some fandangle streets of amzing houses before coming to a dead end. We parked up and walked a few metres where we were able to get some good shots of it. It is huge. There is a hiking path you can nomally take, but it was locked off so we couldn't go exploring. It is very hilly there so we thought that maybe the ground was unstable or something?
Our next stop or I should say Drive-by was Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. It was pretty much like you see in the movies. It's funny though, you drive down Rodeo drive with all it's glitz, glamour and expensive clothing and accessories and yet the next street over looks dirty and the exact opposite. I guess if you have VERY expensive taste this is the place for you!
We had a
treat for the girlies next by stopping at the California Science Centre. It was massive and had 3 levels of Science (there's their schooling for the week, he he he). Like our Science Centre in Brisbane there was lots and lots of interactive activities for them to do like seeing hot air gas that made waves, talking to eack other through a huge tube plus heaps more. We were very lucky as they were having the World Premiere of "Mummies of the World". It was absolutely awesome and we learned a lot that we didn't know before. Like the fact that Mummies aren't just from Egypt. Yeah, yeah I know we might sound dumb but we honestly thought they were. A mummy is a corpse whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or incidental exposure to chemicals, extreme coldness, very low humidity, or lack of air when bodies are submerged in bogs.
We saw mummies that ranged from animals to foetuses to children to men and women. It was very interesting and the oldest Mummy they had was approximately 6500 years old. It is a definite must-see and I hope they bring this to Brisbane so we
can see it again.
After our learning lessons we headed over to Santa Monica where we had a walk along the beach path and up to the famous Santa Monica Pier. Another great experience as there were rides and performers, stalls and restaurants all along it. We didn't have time to go and have a look at Venice Beach (muscle beach), bugger!!!! Next time.....as we are starting to say a lot 😊
By the time we got home it was 8.30pm so we got some dinner from the Hotel's Restaurant. Tomorrow is our last day in LA and we are spending it at Disneyland. YAY!!!!!
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