On our western adventure a few weeks ago we drove by the Walt Disney Studios - got out and looked through the gate - a security guard came out and talked to us for a few minutes - he asked my daughter if she can name all the dwarfs holding up the building - and she nailed it - we could see some of the older buildings in the back from Walt Disney’s days - I wish they did tours - how epic would that be…

We got to visit the set of Friends today - and sit on the couch in Central Perk - it was actually pretty emotional and very surreal…

Spent the day in Hollywood and Beverly Hills yesterday. Beverly Hills was mainly to go to this deli for breakfast - Nate ‘N Al’s - for the cool food and company. We walked all around Hollywood - pretty seedy -as expected. Picked up our new mascot for the trip at a record shop - Mr Austin Powers Bobblehead. Checked out the Nickelodeon studios where some of my daughter’s fave shows are filmed. Then we did all the other stuff - Walk of Stars, Chinese Theater, Hollywood sign, ect. It got real crowded and hot so we left to check into our new hotel and swim in the pool. The hotel is nice but our room didn’t have the view we expected. We couldn’t swim long because we had to make our way back to Hollywood to see Planes Fire and Rescue at the El Capitan. There wasn’t a lot of people there but disney put the whole show on. The organ show, a song and dance with Mickey and the gang - and the movie ended up being pretty good! We are off to the VIP tour at Universal today - should be epic!

Hanging out at the point today - Malibu Point or Lagoon or Surfrider Beach - where Big Wednesday was filmed - and the waves are crazy good - anywhere from waist to well overhead - perfect - long rides - I’m so jealous - we never have waves this good - they look so easy to catch and ride - urrrgg - everybody is wearing fullsuits but the water isn’t that bad - upper 60’s - lots of tidal pools for the kid to explore - gonna hit some other beaches later on but time for some lunch…