Two days after our quick getaway to visit our family in Madrid we took a 12 hour plane to Los Angeles, where our (much anticipated!) US roadtrip started.
We are so happy to share the pictures of the terrific time we spent in the west part of the United States, let’s hope you don’t get too bored with them and our stories :)
We were not alone this time, we were able to share this adventure with our friends Anna, Albert and Carlos (Albert closest childhood friend, you may remember that this was exactly the same gang of the Rasos de Peguera photography 1-day trip).
The roadtrip started in Los Angeles, the worldwide cinema mecca, sure you already know how much we love movies (it was even one of our wedding presents!), and understand how excited we were about it.
We rented an apartment in Venice beach (more about it in the following post!) and planned a visit to Disneyland, the Warner bros studios, Walk of fame and Hollywood sign (everything movie-related).
Although I have already been to several Disney parks, it was the first time ever for Damaris (crazy, right? hahaha) and her inner (and sometimes also the outer one) child went completely nuts about everything! :) She was prepared for beautiful decorations in the streets but did not know how detailed and crafted the rides are. The setting of the rides is one of the things we both enjoyed most; the space for all of them is huge and they are very funny. Damaris does not enjoy loops and dizziness so the classic rides were a perfect match for her. Have you ever been to Disneyland? Which ones are your favorites rides? I think I have to go with Indiana Jones (one of my favorite movies as a little boy) and Pirates of the Caribbean. Damaris will also add for her the Alice in Wonderland tea cups.
The Warner Bros studios vip tour was wonderful, we liked that you are actually visiting real studios where movies and tv shows are at that moment being recorded. Thanks to our (not so enthusiastic) guide we learnt a lot of things about where and how movies are shot and how a sitcom is recorded. When they showed us the “lucky tree” where Rory (Gilmore Girls fan alert) studied in Yale; Damaris was the happiest girl ever :) (and I was myself as well, if I may add without sounding too girly :P)
The walk of fame was a quite crowded place, not with tourists but with people trying to gather the attention of the few ones that were there, selling tours or with costumes for paid pictures.
After visiting a really good spot for the Hollywood sign photos :) (great green space on the bottom to contrast with the rockier mountain) we went for a burger in Santa Monica.
Hope you enjoy the first stop in our US roadtrip, are you in a mood for a ride?! :)
** This post is part of our US road trip series **
Damaris childhood dreams of visiting the Sleeping Beauty castle made true. I was so happy to see her enjoying so much!
This is me acting; in fact I can’t read maps at all.
My (bad) impersonation of Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly), hahaha
We waited for the fantastic fireworks.
Damaris in front of our studio tour cart. Everything is very controlled, you are not supposed to walk alone around the studios, so we took almost all pictures while moving.
Do you recognize that famous wing?
It seems as Damaris and Kirsten share the same exact size both of hands and feet. I tried the same thing with the c3po foot print but wasn’t as lucky ;)
The park where we took the pictures of the Hollywood sign was a dog walking area, this was a dog-owner real car (this is not at any studio and yeah, I may be a little jealous myself)
We went to Umami burger in Santa Monica after some recommendations Damaris read on blogs. It was one of the best meals of the whole trip and probably one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. This one was with crispy parmesan cheese.
The restaurant’s decoration is also one of their best assets.