20 November 2006

LA weekend and Marks Visit

So Mark arrived on Saturday afternoon and it was straight off to the zoo. Mark was a little beat from being out late so clubbing was a write off. We got through most of the zoo in under 4 hours. We headed to Fashion Valley to show him an outdoor mall. Lets face it outdoor malls are just cool. Unfortunately parking was a bloody nightmare because Bloomingdales had just opened so it took 30 minutes to find parking. Showed him the mall and picked up 's Christmas present. Then we dropped off Marks stuff at my place, picked up Mike and Jenn and headed for Fidels in Solana Beach for dinner. After dinner we hit Extrordinairy Desserts downtown and to my surprise I found that they had 'Diptyque' candles. Quiet night in mostly as Mark was exhausted.

Sunday morning Erin, Mark and I hit up IHOP for breakfast and then picked up Mike and Jenn for a day in Hollywood. We got into LA pretty easily and tripped of the La Brea tar pits and spent a bit of time there going over the actual tar pond and the museum. Interesting stuff actually even if Mark and I were able to find loads of historical inaccuracies. We then headed for Hollywood because at some point everyone has to see it. Hollywood is just disgusting there is nothing glamorous about the Hollywood strip, it's slimy and a bit off puting. If it can be avoided I would. We did the walk of fame and the Chinesse Theatre. I wanted to get a picture of myself with Cary Grants hand prints (he's a personal and fashion icon of mine). No luck that way with the place being too crowded. We grabbed a quick but disappointing bite at Wolfgang Pucks latest franchise 'Vert'. Vert pretty adequitly describes it, the whole bloody thing was a bit green. Then we made our way to the Chinesse Theatre to see the new Bond Film. More on the Bond film at some later post. After the move we did a quick spin around Sunset blvd and then back to SD by 12:30.

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Giant Land Sloth

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American Lion

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Mammoth

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More Mammoth

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Bison

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Camel

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Baby Mammoth

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'Commonest' really? Not in the Queens English it's not

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Mike and Jenn sans the Hollywood sign

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Bad Hollywood sign picture

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The courtyard at the Kodak Theatre

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