I can’t talk about my trip to LA without mentioning my very cool hotel…The Hollywood Roosevelt. It’s located on Hollywood Boulevard, across from the Chinese Theater and down the block from Madame Tussauds wax museum.
My room is awesome, and I’m really considering stealing the bed linens because they’re wonderful.
I worked all morning yesterday, then early in the afternoon I did some exploring and made my way to the pool…
I took a walk yesterday evening, just around my hotel, and had a lot of fun discovering things. I got a couple of pics with some celebrity impersonators (Samuel L. Jackson, Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper) to send to The BF, and I made a quick stop at CVS to pick up some drinks.
I mean, I’m not paying 4.00 for a glass of iced tea. Nope.
A lot of people have mentioned the fact that my hotel is thought to be haunted. I did a lot of Googling…Turns out, a handful of ghosts are supposed to be hanging around. Marilyn Monroe practically lived here for a while, as did Montgomery Clift. Apparently, you’re supposed to be able to encounter ol’ Montgomery on the 9th floor, and Miss Marilyn occasionally appears in a mirror. I haven’t found the mirror yet, but I will keep hunting. I may have already had a visitor, as I mentioned yesterday, but last night was ghost-free.
Something else I found pretty interesting: The hotel opened in 1927, and was the site of the first Academy Awards. Cool, huh?
Today, I look forward to spending some time at the pool once it opens, and possibly taking another walk this afternoon. Tomorrow is THE BIG DAY, then I fly home Friday.
I feel like it’s all going by so fast! I don’t want it to end, but I really miss my sweet boy and everyone else at home.
And I still don’t quite believe that it’s real.