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Old 10-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #631
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Glad you got to see the sign and YAY for OKW!
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:13 AM   #632
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WOW, another trip! I remember you saying on my TR how you were going in February but I had a feeling you'd probably be going sooner than that! Only 6 days, I'm jealous!

Cool California updates! Love all the pictures. It's so neat to see the real Chinese Theater. And yay for seeing the Hollywood sign. I think we might've only seen that from a distance as we were driving around. haha!
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #633
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Goodness! What an exhausting time trying to find that sign! Im glad you guys finally made it...although Henry doesnt look impressed I dont think I would have liked driving on those roads either...scary!
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:41 AM   #634
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Oh Brook, your driving adventure sounds awful. I hate to drive too. Thankfully Denny handles all the difficult driving in places we've never been to. I'm glad you finally found the Hollywood sign.

I have yet to catch up on your pictures, because, yes, I am at work.

But only 6 more days for me too!!!!!!!! (my ticker is off by a day). Really looking forward to meeting you at the DIS meet on Thursday afternoon. This is going to be a crazy trip.

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Old 10-10-2012, 08:47 AM   #635
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Loved the update! Been so long since CA adventures for us now. But great fun reading yours. So excited for you for AKL trip! I love that resort. We are just back from a mom's only food and wine fest trip and had dinner at Sanaa. One of the best TS meals we had while there. Enjoy your trip to OKW! Can't wait to read more of your adventures.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:36 AM   #636
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Yay...I can feel your frustration. I've been there before and the "husband" doesn't listen to what you are telling him.

Skip wouldn't apologize though. LOL
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #637
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Oh goodness do I hate driving! Driving in unfamiliar places is the worst. I'm so glad you finally found the famous sign. Hallelujah! Love the photos! I'd love to see it too!!

I hope to see you next week Brook!
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:23 AM   #638
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It's good to see you back posting on the Dis again!

Hum, after looking at your pictures, I can honestly say that Hollywood doesn't look like I thought it would althought I don't know what I thought it would look like. It seems as if "Hollywood" has done a good job at only showing the cleaned-up version of Hollywood. Still, I'm sure that it was neat to see the stars and the Chinese Theater.

I get tickled every time you refer to the vehicle as "Carzilla". Here in Louisiana, they think the bigger your car, the better. (Sounds a little like our neighboring State of Texas' motto doesn't it? ) I could feel just how frustrated you were when you described the driving and getting turned around/lost. Thank goodness you guys finally made it and were able to take pictures with the Hollywood sign.

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Old 10-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #639
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my DH and I took our dog to California a few weeks before our wedding and we had the same issue with finding that sign. We gave up! We got pictures of her on hollywood blvd with the stars and the chinese theater so that was alright. Nice that you got to find the sign, and another great update!
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Glad to see you updating again - and it sounds like you've got lots more to write about too!

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Old 10-10-2012, 07:44 PM   #642
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I'm glad we did it! It's a pretty quick drive, just high way too, so it's not bad. Go for it!
The sad thing is we always drive and I don't have a problem driving through the city's and traffic. We go to San Francisco enough so I've gotten used to small very curvy roads. I'm really thinking about it this next trip in December. Now just got to talk DH into it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #643
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YAY I am caught up

I will see you in about a week

You found the sign!!!!

So glad you ventured off property, I wasn't so brave.

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Oh I can totally hear what was probably going on in Henry's mind, "we drove an hour and a half just to look at this sign!". Poor kid, I bet he was bored to tears, lol!

Glad you finally made it!
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #645
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Brook, between vacation, a funeral, putting mom in a nursing home and work, I'm finally catching up on all my threads.

I loved your updates. So glad you got to see the Chinese Theater and you found the Hollywood sign. We've only been to San Francisco (and that was actually sitting at the airport waiting for our connecting flight to Las Vegas after flying home from Hawaii), but I would love to go to LA/Anaheim some time.

I'm not up to that part in my TR yet (I actually just got it started), but I hope your check-in at OKW goes a lot better than us...very disappointed in that experience last month.
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