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Why Enchanted couldn’t have been filmed in Hollywood

I am going to do my last piece in my LA Story before I head home to France.  I had high hopes at the beginning of the summer, but as we all know, life kicks in and I didn’t get around to a lot of it.

Thankfully, my dad happens to work off third street, you know, where all the shows are filmed, CBS studios.  {he is a Captain on the LA City Fire Department}  Tae loves it when we visit, little boys and fire trucks go hand in hand.  And I am sure my dad doesn’t mind either, feeling like a super hero and all.  So we loaded up Tae, his friend and Eli and headed out. 

Eli and the crazies

The funny thing about Hollywood is Hollywood Blvd.  For some reason people think it is perfectly appropriate to dress in an old (and I mean raggedy-old) Halloween costume and walk up and down the street.  It’s like, ‘dude, Spiderman, your suit is falling apart!’  This is the first year I have seen a transformer. 

And this is exactly the reason the movie Enchanted with Amy Adams couldn’t have been based in Hollywood.  Because when she came out of the sewer, people would have just thought “oh Cinderella’s here!” and moved on with whatever they were doing.  Or tried to take a picture with her.

I’m pretty sure that Jack Sparrow is hitting on that girl.  I guess she could say she went out with a pirate…
We drove by Kat von D’s tatoo parlor.   I am not sure I really like her.  Seems like she stole Jesse from Sandra.  
Grauman’s with the stars footprints out in front. Hollywood Blvd is a must see for tourists and locals alike.  I actually used to shop down there.  You know, before kids and all.

PINK’S!  I love Pink’s.  It is just a hotdog stand but for some reason, there is always a line around the corner.  Maybe because of the sheer awesomeness that is the chili cheese fries, or the amount of toppings you can get on your dog.  But DO NOT order chili cheese fries and a chili cheese dog together, for the same sitting.  How do I know?  Just trust me on this one…

We then mozied over to the Farmer’s market.  It is at the Grove.  Beautiful day so we walked around a bit.  The shops are a bit out of my price range, but window shopping works.  If you are in Cali and looking for movie stars, this is a fun place to go and a good chance you’ll see one. {I sound like I am talking about animals… haha}
Here are some pics from the drive home.  There were ruby slippers hanging over the telephone wire.  I am realizing now that ruby slippers wouldn’t have belonged to goldie locks, they would belong to Dorothy.  But I am too lazy to change it.

Successful trip, I would say.  Two sleepie heads and one screamer.  Wait…. no we have a binkie.  All is well in the world.

12 Responses to Why Enchanted couldn’t have been filmed in Hollywood

  1. GingerPeachT September 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Wow, not too sure I want to visit Hollywood. But those pics made me feel like I was there so I'm good now. Lol
    I love the movie enchanted, and you are right…

  2. Tiffany September 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    Hahaha! I just had to laugh at that last picture of your little guy screaming and then content with the binkie. My Little Miss is the same way!

    It looks like a really fun day!!

  3. TexaGermaNadian September 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    How fun! Ya'll really made the most of the day 🙂 And I would totally go out with Jack Sparrow, even if just to make fun of the date after it happened. Where do you think he took her?? Duh, Long John Silvers, lol

  4. Mimzy Wimzy September 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    You mentioned Enchanted!!! I love that movie!!!! I love Amy Adams!

    Living on the opposite coast we have never been to Kat's tattoo shop. However, we have been to NY Ink. Our tattoo artist is on the show. Hubby has a piece in progress by her that we've gone up for her to work on (not on film, in the off season).

    I too love the pics of crying/binky & no crying.

    Glad you all had such a good time!

  5. Grammy Goodwill September 27, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    Sooo – you mean on any given day, people can be seen wearing costumes? Almost like a day in middle school.

  6. MiMi September 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    Oh man…Hollywood is SOO WEIRD!! Every time we've been I see something I'm pretty sure will have to be bleached out of my mind.

  7. Gina September 28, 2011 at 12:48 am #

    Looks like such a fun day! I have been to LA once in the four years I have lived in southern cali. It is just too much for me :).

  8. Nicole September 28, 2011 at 1:14 am #

    Looks like a fun and busy day! Funny stuff with the costumes! I have always wanted to go to LA. The Grove looks/sounds really cool. And…PINKS! Our friends that have a hotdog/hamburger place on the beach here are dying to go out there and bring back a t-shirt for there wall at their restaurant. So cool…we just have a convo with them about that place!

  9. Rach @ This Italian Family September 28, 2011 at 2:20 am #

    Wow! Looks like so much fun!

  10. Jamie September 29, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    LOL! I LOVE the look on his face after the binky!!!

  11. Jennifer September 30, 2011 at 5:54 am #

    I'm pretty sure I need to visit California now!! Great post girl!

  12. Lindsay October 11, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    Looks fun! And I have to agree with you on the Kat Von D thing. Even if it isn't true, it seems true and that is just wrong.