It took us about 5 hours to drive from San Diego to Los Angeles. The drive is normally supposed to be like an 1:45, but traffic here is unreal. Pretty much anywhere you drive, you don't do over 50 because of the traffic. We stayed in a hotel Saturday night because nobody really got real good sleep Friday night sleeping in the car. The hotel wasn't in the best part of town (South of LAX), but it did the trick.
We did the whole Hollywood thing yesterday. It was pretty crazy to see how many people are there trying to "make it big". Weird thing is that because of all the people, there is no public bathroom access anywhere on the main strip. We tried several times unsuccessfully.
We took a big treck through the mountains to get up close to the Hollywood sign. The drive was pretty crazy with all the twists and turns, so we recorded video of it on the way down. We get some pretty cool Pictures which are uploading now and will hopefully be posted shortly. We got invited to go to a filming of "America's Got Talent" last night. None of us were really excited to go, but figured since we were in Hollywood, we should try to go to a live event. We were all surprised by how much of the show is staged and setup. Since we were there, we can leak the final 4 to the world (as if anyone actually watches the show). The final 4 are Butterscotch, Cas Haley, Julienne Irwin and Terry Fator. The show airs this Tuesday on NBC, so be sure to check it out and look for us.
We stayed last night at a childhood friends of Ryan's dads named Joe. Real nice family. His wife was the associate producer of Finding Neverland. We're gonna do Venice Beach today. Apparently it's the #2 tourist attraction in California behind Disneyland. Looks like were going to do Magic Mountain tomorrow.
Thanks to Denis (Ryan's dad) for setting us up with a place to stay and to Joe and his family for being such great hosts.