Day Two of the Hop On, Hop Off bus tour.  We had a great time in Hollywood.  We went to the La Brea Tar Pits and the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). The Tar Pits were pretty amazing.  Who would have thought there would be a major archaeological dig in the middle of the city of LA?

La Brea Tar Pits

La Brea Tar Pits

We could have spent a LOT more time in the LACMA. We saw some fascinating photography and some beautiful art including my favorite…Monet.  We lasted a long time but had to quit.  My back just wouldn’t take any more.  (getting old!) We’ll definitely be back there.

Then after lunch we went to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.  Jerry and I had lots of fun taking pictures of each other with the “stars”.  I put a few photos at the end of this piece.

Funny story yesterday from the bus tour.  The guide was saying that Santa Monica beach has been used a lot to represent beaches all over the world.  They were filming a movie that called for a sunrise.  Someone had the great idea to film a sunset on Santa Monica beach and then play it backwards.  And it was stunning…the pretend “sunrise” was gorgeous.  Unfortunately, the seagulls in the film were flying backwards.

The plan for tomorrow is to rent a car and drive up the coast to Malibu.  One of these days we’ll slow down…maybe when we get to Houston!

Jerry and ET

Jerry and ET

Jerry and Eddie Murphy

Jerry and Eddie Murphy

Jerry and Katherine Hepburn

Jerry and Katherine Hepburn

Jerry and Jack Nicholson

Jerry and Jack Nicholson


8 thoughts on “Hollywood

  1. enjoy each second…you’ve earned them

  2. You are having the best time, Mary. How wonderful to read these adventures you are having in CA – was “it” only a year ago? Oh my. Love, B.

  3. All I can say is FUN!!! Jerry looks like he was having a blast! Everyday is an adventure for you two. ENJOY!

  4. Glad you have the time to take in all the sites…….sounds like fun.

  5. Glad you’re having fun! Safe Travels 🙂

  6. Great photos! Why didn’t you take any, Mary? So good to see you’re having fun (if not really relaxing).

  7. Deirdre Christman

    Thanks for letting us share your fun!

  8. Oops! I almost missed this post. It was buried in my hundreds of emails. (Ads trying to sell me things)
    Can you imagine if I missed Hollywood? Love the pics.

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