Nuns and Making Movies
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We were all dead tired so sleeping in was pretty easy. We checked out of the hotel about , with Universal Studios as our ultimate goal. But first, we had to make a pit stop. My Aunt Mary Ann lives in
So we drove up to
We were invited to have lunch with them, and as we were all hungry we did. The other sisters basically left us alone to visit with my aunt, and we did just that while we ate. We caught up on family stuff, told her all about our trip so far, and she got to meet Jolene. We had a very nice lunch and got a tour of the grounds. We stayed for about two hours, but as it was now coming up on , we had to get going if we were going to get to see much of Universal Studios. So we made our good byes and promised to visit again. No lightening strikes, so I guess all went well.
We got to Universal about and made our way to the Wild West Stunt Show that was to start at . We really enjoyed it. It was a combination stunt and comedy show. The people performing are actual stuntmen/stuntwomen and make the fights and falls look easy. How falling from more than two stories can be made to look easy, I will never know, but they did. It was a fairly quick show lasting about 20 minutes or so.
Our next stop was called the Animal Actors Show, and was just what the title suggests, a show with trained animals. It was fun. They started by bringing out a parrot and having it retrieve a dollar bill from an audience members hand. When that was done, they brought out a large condor and joked that the guy in the audience should whip out that dollar again. But, this bird was trained to “soar” in front of a powerful fan. The show continued along that trail. There was a very smart dog, a cat, and a pig, who as he exited the stage pulled on a cord that revealed a sign that said “Boycott Bacon” We all enjoyed it.
We were starting to get hungry again, as it was now around , so we sat down and ate. While we enjoyed our meal, Frankenstein wandered by. They have several movie characters that wander the park. This Frankenstein was well done, and very tall. Jolene was not anxious to get her picture taken with this celebrity. But we did get some video of him.
The last thing we did for the day was take the Back Lot tour. This is really the highlight of day for me, and most people. They put you on a tram and take you around and show you various places that have been used for TV or film. The same little boy of water that served as the seaside village in Jaws, was also the
This was actually a fairly long tour, lasting close to an hour when it was all said and done. By time we were done, it was nearly and the park would be shutting down soon. It didn’t matter; we were tired, and had seen everything we wanted to. Plus we had a two hour drive in front of us, and needed to get a move on. So that is what we did. It had been a very full two days in LA. We were looking forward to doing a bit of nothing tomorrow.