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A Morning at the Americana September 21, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 4:23 am
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Last week, while Grandma was in town, we did a few fun things together. One day, we had brunch at Foxy’s in Glendale (hands down, best breakfast joint around). Then we headed across the street to the playground at the Americana. It was a pretty walk checking out the fountain and the shops…. but then when we got to the playground…. we noticed it was GONE! Did we imagine it? Didn’t there used to be a playground in the center court of the Americana? Are we crazy? Oh well. Instead, we snapped some pictures and took in the scene.IMG_0532
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Adele was watching the dancing fountain in these photos! Wait til she sees the Bellagio in Vegas next month!
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One of the best perks about that outdoor mall is that they have a cute kids area for changing/entertaining little ones. I thought it would be a great introduction to chalk!
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Adele has a requirement that anything she holds has to come in ‘twos’.  One for each hand, obviously.
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I think my sidewalk chalk days are still a little ways off (I’m already excited for Easter when she’ll probably find some chalk in her easter basket!), but she had fun regardless.
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This outfit makes her look so grown up!
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Since Adele was born, we find ourselves at the Americana often. For a while we were going once or twice a week! It’s fun, new, convenient… and there’s a TARGET (cue the sound of clouds parting and the sound of god chiming through!) And we have a trick for finding the best parking spot in the whole mall…. the key to scoring this prime spot means arriving at the mall before it opens…. which we’ve been known to do on a few occasions. Hey, you can always kill time at Foxy’s across the street! Win, Win!
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Universal Studios!! June 30, 2010

Filed under: Friends,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 8:15 pm
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One of the perks of living in LA is being so close to Universal Studios!! Ever since I moved out here, I get giddy at the thought of going. There are only a few rides, but the studio tour is so exciting. It makes me proud to work in this industry.

It was extra fun because we had fun friends to go with! We missed Ash and JR, but they had a 1 year anniversary to celebrate and another wedding to attend back east!

Here is Irving, Timmy, Erika, Michelle and I:

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Our first stop was (of course) the Studio Tour!
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Erika and Timmy went on it for the 2nd time that day!
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I think Michelle really liked the tour too!
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Oh yea, the Husband did too:
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I love the sets on the backlot. These all look like real buildings, but they are all just facades for filming!
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This one even looks like “Macys”!

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Check out this old “Back to the Future” car they still have on the lot:

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And then MY FAVORITE PART! Driving down ‘Wisteria Lane’!!!

Gaby’s House:
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Lynette’s House:
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Susan’s House:
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And some others.
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Mike’s Old House:
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Then we passed Whoville (which has seen better days..it’s fading!):
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And… OMG… The killer from Psycho!
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War of the Worlds:
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The real plane they “crashed”:
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The lodge from “The Great Outdoors”:
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YAY!
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The boys:
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Then we went on Jurassic Park!
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Scary!

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The world’s longest escalator (fact not confirmed).
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And then we had a fun dinner at Granville in the Americana. It’s a great outdoor mall in Glendale.

The boys had matching shirts on.  HAHA
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I love that they have chandeliers OUTSIDE!

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The awesome fountains that dance to the music:

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What a great weekend!!

 

 
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