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Visions of pastrami dancing in my head…

On the stairway to the Dolby Theater.  Who knew that the Academy Awards takes place inside a shopping mall?!

On the stairway to the Dolby Theater. Who knew that the Academy Awards takes place inside a shopping mall?!

Anxiously awaiting our next feeding at Mozza

Anxiously awaiting our next feeding at Mozza

Our fearless leader Trish pointing out a landmark.

Our fearless leader Trish pointing out a landmark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am hoping you aren’t all tired of me going on about my wonderful visit from my  East Coast family, because I have one more thing I want to share with you about that fabulous week!  I mentioned in my last newsletter that we were going to be doing a tour of Hollywood with a company called Tourific Escapes.  Well, we have now gone on the tour and I have to tell you, this is a “must do” to add to your bucket list!  I have lived in Orange County for over 32 years and I have never really DONE Hollywood.  Like most Southern Californians, I just never have given much thought to the rich history of that town and all the really interesting things to see there.  I was as much of a tourist on this outing as my family was, and what a fantastic time we all had!  Trish and Matt, owners of Tourific Escapes, and also our guide and driver respectively, were so sweet, fun, and full of intriguing facts throughout the day.  We traveled in style in our own 12 passenger tour bus and were treated to six, yes SIX, different food tastings along the way!  We sampled at Grub Restaurant (the tomato bisque and “crack bacon” were both amazing) and Mario Batali’s Mozza Restaurant (delicious pizza), were treated to the best pastrami sandwiches and pickles I’ve ever had at the iconic Greenblatt’s Deli, and enjoyed decadent chocolates as we watched candy being hand made at John Kelly Chocolates, just to name a few of our food stops!  I can’t say enough about the wonderful service we received everywhere we went.  This is the perfect outing when you want to do something unique with your girlfriends, significant other, or out of town guests.  I’m already thinking about excuses to go again…I haven’t been able to get that pastrami sandwich off my mind!  Have a great week everybody!

 

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