My son moved to Hollywood last spring. Last summer we got to visit him and check out his new digs. He has this great apartment just one block off the strip. Surprisingly it is quiet – maybe the trees lining his street help buffer the noise. It is a wonderful apartment with hardwood floors, a balcony window, and large bedrooms. A fun place to live if you are 24!
Driving to Hollywood is a relatively quick drive, if you time the traffic right. Five hours with a couple of quick stops. Loading the kids into the van makes for a less expensive weekend get-away, but of course, there is the hotel bill and the cost of our excursions. Honestly, nothing is cheap when you have this many kids!
It was a quick trip, and we filled it with fun activities!
If you get a chance to visit Hollywood, there is so much to do! Here are some of my recommendations…
Walking Hollywood Blvd
The Griddle Cafe
La Brea Tar Pits at the Page Museum
After the Tar Pits we headed across the street to catch a bit of a World Soccer game at the Counter. If you are hungry – they make excellent burgers to your specifications! We were still full from our breakfast at The Griddle Cafe, but the game was be beckoning my husband.That was our quick trip to Hollywood to visit my son, Robert. Before we new it, it was time to pile back into the van and drive north. We had a great weekend! We enjoyed walking the strip (twice), Universal Studios, tacos for dinner one night from a taco truck around the corner from my son’s place – one of his favorite food stops, breakfast at the Griddle Cafe, and an afternoon at La Brea Tar Pits.Actually just getting to see the kids together warms this mama’s heart. We were only able to round up five of the six kids for this weekend. We did not feel too guilty though, as Alyssa was off on her own adventures traveling Europe. But we sure missed her! Seeing my son flourish in his new place, enjoying his career, and living well is just simply the best!