On our way home (nearly)
Trip Start Apr 26, 2012
66Trip End Jul 23, 2012
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The first day we went to Hollywood & booked to go on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour where the tickets are valid for 48 hrs, we also received tickets to Madame Tussards Wax museum for booking the bus tour so went & had a look there, very interesting.
Went to Manhatten Beach & walked up the Strand, some beautiful homes near the beach. It was overcast & the breeze was cool near the water so didn't go for a swim.
Went to the Farmers Market & the Grove, which is a shopping area in LA. We didn't know till we got there that they also film segments for the TV show Extra there & they had Bruce Jenner on the day we were there. For those that don't know, he was a US gold medallist in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 but these days is better known for being the step-father of the Kardashions.
Caught the bus down to Santa Monica & had a walk around the pier & 3rd St Promenade, another shopping area, before walking up to Venice Beach. It was very foggy when we arrived & the cloud didn't break up till about 4.30. It made it much more pleasant for walking. Saw some sights along the way & at Muscle beach. Someone also told us about some canals just back from the beach so had a look there as well, it was very pretty.
Did our hop-on, hop-off bus tour over 2 days & went to many places. Day 1 took us all round Hollywood, Sunset Strip, Beverley Hills, Rodeo Drive, & Melrose Ave. Day 2 took us around Downtown, Union Station, Chinatown, the jewellery district, the fashion district & lots more.