Friday, December 17, 2010

Farmer's Market & The Grove

Wed - Dec. 15th

We headed into L.A. to CBS Studios. We parked at the Farmer's Market which is just a block south of CBS just for the parking. It turned out to be a fun place to explore and have lunch. Not only were they selling fruits and veggies, but also fresh meats and seafood of all kinds, baked goods, candies, all kinds of nuts and dried fruits, granola, fancy caramel apples, every kind of popcorn and fudge, trinkets and clothes, and anything else you could think of. There was a maize of outdoor restaurants including Italian, Mexican, New Orleans Cajun, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, American and more.

As we walked further in, we discovered "The Grove", which is a fabulous, somewhat up-scale shopping mall. This trolley did a little two block loop from the entrance to Santa's house where the kiddies and pets were lined up to have their Christmas pictures taken with Santa.

You can see Santa and his reindeer flying in the air in the background. We went into Barnes and Nobles which was three stories and the third story extended over to the third floor of the store next to it.

As we walked past Santa's house we came to the movie theater where we saw Mario Lopez. They were filming there all week for his TV show "Extra". Not far from there we spotted a young man, who we were quite sure plays Zack on "Bones".

After cruising around the mall for a while, we decided to go for a stroll in the park across the street just to kill time until our show at CBS got started. As we were walking, we came upon this Jewish Memorial at the Martz Family Building.
Each panel gave a history of what took place each year from 1933 thru 1945. We were amazed by everything we stumbled across today just because of the parking lot we chose.
At 2:00 pm we headed for CBS where we stood in line for about an hour to see "The Late, Late Show" with Craig Ferguson. While in line, we visited with a young woman who was hoping to get a free t-shirt at the show. She said, "But you know they always give it to the gay guy." Soooo... you guessed it. They gave it to John. Hmmm. I'm not sure what to think about that. The show was very good. They had a warm-up comic to get us all warmed up and in the mood to laugh. There were 105 seats in the audience and he wanted to make sure we sounded like 106.

Someone made a comment on my Getty Villa blog about Getty's Nazi activities and associations. It's quite interesting, in case anyone is interested in going back to read it.

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