Not only does Los Angeles scream celebrities, Hollywood and fame, it yells expensive, hot and did I mention its tendency to empty your pockets in record time? As I toured this grand city in Southern California, my family and I learned pretty quick that you don’t touch ANYTHING as long as you are in the city limits of L.A. We learned that small pieces of thread that couldn’t possibly be big enough to cover your big toe can cost as much as $500. Just touching these so called clothes might set the alarms buzzing and the cashier scrambling over to see what you might have stuffed in your purse when she stopped prowling for a whole 5 seconds. Even if she might suspect that disorder is on the rise, she will close the store and allow no one to leave until EVERYTHING is under control.
Apart from the snobby cashier ladies who just hope someone will try to cause a problem, Los Angeles is a sight that everyone must see. Filled with way to many pricey cars, including the sleek Rolls-Royce and the stylish Lamborghini, Los Angeles is a place for everyone. It never stopped offering things to do. Never once did we sit in our hotel without a single thing to do. From seeing the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel where Pretty Woman was filmed to trying to get the best snapshot of the Hollywood sign, Los Angeles was the place to be. From climbing the steps of the Kodak Theater, like a famous celebrity, where the oh so famous Oscars are held to experiencing the Walk of Fame, finding the stars of Johnny Depp, Bugs Bunny and the Olsen twins, I never wanted to leave.
Yes, touring the “Grand Hotels” and the famous houses of the celebrities that all seemed to look the same; a big brown gate, Los Angeles not only was exciting but it was a book of history. From learning about the La Brae tar pits to the history of the “Hollyweed,” “Holywood” or currently the “Hollywood” sign, there was never a time when the streets of Los Angeles weren’t contributing interesting information.
Los Angeles was my place to be. Struggling with the over the top temperatures and the let down of not seeing Brad Pitt, let alone any celebrity, was just the basis. Trying to fry an egg on the scorching black pavement and never spending a moment in the state of boredom was what made the trip amazing. Filled with so much to do and so much to see, the great city of Los Angeles never let me down.
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