We’ve left my cousins in Orange County and moved north to Hollywood. I405 and I5: Boring! There are beautiful parts of SoCal, few of which are passed on this drive.
Hats of to Google Navigation which mislabeled the 101 Freeway as Cahuenga. It is not.
Note to tourists: It’s pronounced kəˈwɛŋɡə. La Canada has a ‘yada’ in it.
Helaine and I took a walk from our hotel, close by Hollywood and Highland, down to the actual Cahuenga. Though Hollywood Boulevard has been rehabilitated and cleaned up for tourists west of Highland, east is a different story! There was a sketchy coterie of characters including a Marilyn Monroe wannabe of questionable gender.
Hollywood Boulevard is the Walk of Fame and there are ‘stars’ embedded all along the route. Lots were names I barely remember, or dead before I was born. It was nice to see Betty White’s star facing Allen Ludden’s, as it should be.
Stef lives in hollywood. Short visit this afternoon. Longer visit tomorrow.