OMG, OMG, OMG …… yesterday we went to Hollywood!!!
We were soooooooo mahoooosively excited we were just like bottles of very over shaken pop!!! We had a very early start as it was a long journey with a five hour drive to get there. Our itinerary included Santa Monica Beach, a drive down some of the famous streets in Hollywood and a visit to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre …… a very whistle stop tour ….. but at least we could say we’d been and tasted Hollywood’s fruits and hoped against hope, in our hearts, that we would bump into Simon Cowell …… somehow!
Our journey was long, but we did drive through miles and miles of desert, along the long, long straight roads that we’ve seen in films, which was one of the things on our “to do list”, plus we stopped at a real live “Gas Station/Truck Stop” which was also on our list! The only thing we didn’t see was some tumble weed ….. like in John Wayne films …. but that was just being greedy!!
However, there was nothing that will ever describe how we felt as we stepped onto Santa Monica beach and felt the very same sand as the cast of Baywatch between our toes, OMG, and then promenaded, eating candy floss, along the iconic Santa Monica Pier, which we have seen so many times in films and on TV ………….. it was all yet another awe and wonder occasion, which seem to just keep on coming!!!
There was much robust self pinching and the pinching of each other (by request, naturally), just to make sure we were really were there!!!
In a way it was a bit like being on the beach in England, but in America! And naturally, it was much, much more romantic and exciting …… especially when a flock of pelicans flew over us …… OMG ….. PELICANS!!!! PELICANS!!!!
We paddled of course …… so that we could genuinely say that we had enjoyed the pleasures of the Pacific Ocean ….. but there really wasn’t time to get our red Baywatch trunks on for a proper swim.
And then, we just sat quietly for a while ….. taking, nay drinking it all in ……. and squeezing every second for all it was worth …… this was a once in a lifetime day…….
…… before boys became boys again ……
……. and Darrell decided to bury Nigel ……
…… just for fun ….. and Nigel could say he’d been buried on Santa Monica Beach ….. and had the sand in his pants to prove it!!
Our time was far too short and Hollywood was beckoning …… but if we ever had the chance again ….. we would definitely return ….. it was too WONDERFUL for words!But as we said … Hollywood was beckoning …….to be continued ……