Ready for a close-up: Oscar history lives along Hollywood Boulevard

Vacation Memories: Part of an ongoing series reviewing past trips. Who will win the Oscar for best actor? Actress? Which movie takes home the title as the best of the year? Those questions will be answered tonight during the 88th annual Academy Awards. The show takes place in Hollywood. Hollywood will be electrified with all […]

Forgetting Midwestern winter: Coastal beaches are calling

Spring is approaching. We are nearing the end of winter. However, we will have a few more weeks of iffy weather to deal with. But, soon, very soon, the leaves will be sprouting on the trees, grass will turn green, the dandelions will say hello to my yard again. Coats will give way to jackets, […]

Stars, fun await visitors to Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard is the home of the stars. And its sidewalks have the proof. The boulevard is home to the Walk of Fame – stars emblazoned in the concrete, recognizing people from acting to civic involvement. During our trip there in 2011, I found myself stopping at almost every star and getting a photograph. Hundreds? […]

LA’s Autry museum recognizes American west history

The American west comes to life at the Autry National Center in the Griffith Park district of Los Angeles. The museum, named after famed singing cowboy Gene Autry recognizes the American western days through a myriad of exhibits. During our visit in 2011, our friends Mark and Ron joined us for a visit of the […]

Libraries as tourist attractions: Maybe some film, quotes or art for your liking

Libraries as tourist attractions? We’ve found during our trips that libraries can be unspoken tourist attractions. Not many people think to check out a library on their vacations. But, maybe they should. Lisa is more into the library stops than me. But, I agree that a couple of libraries we’ve been to have been quite […]

“Rules of Engagement” viewing

While in the Los Angeles area last fall, Lisa and I had the chance to watch a taping of the CBS comedy “Rules of Engagement.” The show – in its seventh season – quickly became one of our favorite shows when it debuted. The series stars Patrick Warburton (“Seinfeld,” “The Tick,” “Family Guy”), Megyn Price […]

Walter Koenig: Beam Me Up to the Stars

We had the pleasure of seeing an actor get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during our recent trip to Los Angeles. Walter Koenig, AKA Chekov, from the original television and movie  series “Star Trek,” was the last of the original cast members to get his star on the Walk of Fame. We […]

LA: Prehistoric age to Classic Hollywood

Following a trip to Pasadena and the Nebraska-UCLA football on Day 2 of our trip, we made up for lost touristy things on Day 3. We visited the Hollywood Walk of Fame to start the day. Actually, the Walk of Fame was pretty much  a daily ritual since we were just two blocks from it. […]

%d bloggers like this: