A cowgirl in Hollywood, yeah!

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looking for cameras at the Chinese Theater
When I posted I was in my way to L.A. Mel started to put a Meet Up together. This girl is awesome! We haven't seen to each other since KC Meet Up (about 3 years ago), but I was 100% sure this time would be as fun as the 1st time, if not more.

Since it'd be my 1st time in the area, she recommended to take the Hop on Hop off tour bus in Hollywood to cover all the touristy stuff. So after picking me up, we drove to Hollywood. Keith has gotten an SUV and the passengers were: Keith, Sue, Jerome & me. Traffic was insane and it took us about 2 hours to arrive in the Chinese Theater, where poor Daniel has been waiting for us for hours literally. So sorry... We both have been in contact for quite a while and it was so nice to finally put a face and voice to this new friend.
having fun at the Bus


It was so nice to walk along and see all the celebrity footprints. We felt like celebrities, yay! Ok, let's get the party started. We bought our tickets for the bus and were ready to leave. The bus was a double decker one and we went to the top. It was so warm and sunny, great!

The tour started driving along the famous streets and they were pointing the most interesting stuff. It was a cool way to see Hollywood, but after a while Daniel suggested to get off the bus and walk for a while. Super! Daniel grew up in L.A. so he was the perfect guide. He was even showing us where he used to party, hehe. We walked down Sunset Blvd. and he was pointing all the interesting famous places. Suddenly we arrived to a cool bar/restaurant: Saddle Ranch.

Everything there reminded me to a Far West tavern.
yeah!
They even had a mechanical bull. Since I've never ridden one, Daniel convinced me to go for it. He told the guy at the restaurant that this would be my 1st time and they didn't charge us, how awesome! Just had to sign a paper and put Daniel as the responsible, hehe. But before starting, we needed to have a toast. Cheers to new friends and new adventures!

Not it was time for me to ride the bull, scary! I asked the operator to be gentle, since I've never done this before and he was really kind. Well, this looked so easy at TV but wasn't that easy. The guy was nice and didn't shake me that much. I was getting more confident and at some point I was more worried about my hair and looking nice, hahaha. Well, I succeeded and didn't fall down, a new cowgirl, yay!!! Jerome even made a video of this, so there are proves.
piggy ride!
I joined the guys at the table and we grabbed some food, plus my deserved drink. Daniel was talking about a liquid diet, hahaha.

Ok, let's keep on moving. We walked for a few blocks and decided it was time to catch the tour bus. It took quite a long time until it arrived and we noticed why: the awful traffic! We kept on with the tour visiting Beverly Hills and the famous Rodeo Drive, $$$. Everything looked just like in the movies and was very nice but it was getting a bit windy, brrr. This tour was taking much longer than expected... Finally we arrived back to the Kodak Theater complex by 6:30 pm.

We tried to go into a restaurant, but it was packed, well the Lakers were playing that night and everybody wanted to watch the game. While deciding what to do, we took a walk around and got some pictures.
the girls: Sue, Yadi & Angel
Then we decided we'd wait the 45min - 1hr for our table. Jerome would stay at the restaurant watching the game, while the rest of us went for a nice and warm cup of coffee, yay! While we were at the coffee shop Angel arrived. She's just like Keith described: full of energy!

Mmm, the match might be ending by this time, better going upstairs and check how the Lakers were doing. Wow! The bar was 110% packed, but we found Jerome and a spot for us. It was a close end, but the Lakers won and all the people were super happy, except of Jerome, sorry big guy... but it was good that the locals won.  Remember the discount we got the next day ;)

After a while the place got empty and we got our table. I loved the fact they had screens on each table. So you can place your order, split the bill and even play, how convenient for the customers and also the waiters since they don't have to do much.

It has been a long but super fun day and I could hardly wait until tomorrow. But it was time for me to go to back home and sleep. Keith drove me to Dan's and we agreed to meet next morning in Santa Monica.

Day 1 in L.A. = Successful!!! :)
castex21 says:
Ahh...The discount...You are absolutely right! LOL
Posted on: Jul 04, 2010
yadilitta says:
I'm so glad I could finally meet you, Keith!!! As expected we had fun every single day. Can't wait to meet up again :)
Posted on: Jul 04, 2010
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looking for cameras at the Chinese…
looking for cameras at the Chines…
having fun at the Bus
having fun at the Bus
yeah!
yeah!
piggy ride!
piggy ride!
the girls: Sue, Yadi & Angel
the girls: Sue, Yadi & Angel
with Mickey!
with Mickey!
Walk of Fame
Walk of Fame
in Hollywood
in Hollywood
Godzilla, roar!!!
Godzilla, roar!!!
Chinese Theater
Chinese Theater
big Jerome & little Yadi
big Jerome & little Yadi
with Minigunther!
with Minigunther!
at Chinese Theater
at Chinese Theater
George Clooney, yay!
George Clooney, yay!
Hard Rock
Hard Rock
Madame Tussauds Museum
Madame Tussauds Museum
driving around Beverly Hills
driving around Beverly Hills
Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard
driving around Beverly Hills
driving around Beverly Hills
Famous Guitar Center
Famous Guitar Center
enjoying the bus tour
enjoying the bus tour
Laugh Factory
Laugh Factory
streets near Sunset Blvd
streets near Sunset Blvd
Chateau Marmont Hotel
Chateau Marmont Hotel
The Comedy Store
The Comedy Store
Comedy Central inside
Comedy Central inside
Comedy Central
Comedy Central
at the Comedy Central
at the Comedy Central
House of Blues
House of Blues
House of Blues
House of Blues
did anyone call the cops?
did anyone call the cops?
at the entrance of Saddle Ranch
at the entrance of Saddle Ranch
Nixon at Saddle Ranch
Nixon at Saddle Ranch
Licoln at the entrance of Saddle R…
Licoln at the entrance of Saddle …
at the entrance of Saddle Ranch
at the entrance of Saddle Ranch
cotton candy anyone?
cotton candy anyone?
Yadi & Daniel! To the Mechanical B…
Yadi & Daniel! To the Mechanical …
signed the form to ride the bull
signed the form to ride the bull
happy friends at Saddle Ranch
happy friends at Saddle Ranch
what are you doing, Keith?
what are you doing, Keith?
muak!
muak!
Sunset Tan
Sunset Tan
walking down Sunset Blvd
walking down Sunset Blvd
a Drive in
a Drive in
the Viper Room
the Viper Room
Whisky a Go Go
Whisky a Go Go
Whisky a Go Go
Whisky a Go Go
do you believe in Tarot?
do you believe in Tarot?
along Sunset Blvd
along Sunset Blvd
on Sunset Blvd
on Sunset Blvd
constructions going on
constructions going on
driving around Hollywood
driving around Hollywood
Southwest Hollywood
Southwest Hollywood
Jerome and Sue
Jerome and Sue
Sue, the tourist
Sue, the tourist
famous sign
famous sign
Driving around Beverly Hills
Driving around Beverly Hills
Police Station in Beverly Hills
Police Station in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, baby!
Beverly Hills, baby!
yep! lets go to spend money!
yep! let's go to spend money!
nice park
nice park
nice park
nice park
Lacoste @ Rodeo Drive
Lacoste @ Rodeo Drive
expensive boutiques at Rodeo Drive
expensive boutiques at Rodeo Drive
along Rodeo Drive
along Rodeo Drive
Cartier, baby!
Cartier, baby!
Michael Kors
Michael Kors
Dolce & Gabanna
Dolce & Gabanna
along Rodeo Drive
along Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive
Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Choo
the hotel from Pretty Woman
the hotel from Pretty Woman
Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton
my limo!
my limo!
nice tree
nice tree
driving around Beverly Hills
driving around Beverly Hills
driving around Beverly Hills
driving around Beverly Hills
driving around Beverly Hills
driving around Beverly Hills
Stella Mc Cartneys boutique
Stella Mc Cartney's boutique
traffic...
traffic...
Flynt Publications
Flynt Publications
John Wayne statue
John Wayne statue
Johnies
Johnie's
entrance to George Page Museum
entrance to George Page Museum
George Page Museum
George Page Museum
Melrose
Melrose
nice urban art
nice urban art
CBS studios
CBS studios
Paramount Studios entrance
Paramount Studios entrance
driving around Hollywood
driving around Hollywood
W Hotel
W Hotel
Guinness
Guinness
Wax Museum
Wax Museum
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live
yep, Hard Rock
yep, Hard Rock
detail at the Chinese Theater
detail at the Chinese Theater
Kodak Complex
Kodak Complex
at the Kodak Complex
at the Kodak Complex
the famous Hollywood sign
the famous Hollywood sign
the gang! happy friends!
the gang! happy friends!
Kodak Complex
Kodak Complex
church
church
the gang at the end of the day
the gang at the end of the day
me with the guys: Daniel, Keith & …
me with the guys: Daniel, Keith &…
Daniel, Jerome & Yadi
Daniel, Jerome & Yadi
watching Lakers game
watching Lakers game
Lakers won!
Lakers won!
Yep!
Yep!
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