Day 2 in LA – Part one

I’m breaking day 2 into two parts. Gabby deserves her own entry. 🙂

I woke up around 4 PST. I showered and watched the news until Starbucks opened at 5:30. Starbucks is located in the lobby of the hotel. I ordered a grande iced vanilla coffee and a blueberry muffin since they were out of coffee cake.

Then I watched PLL on Netflix for a while because it was still early. Long story, but the hotel tricked me with the internet. They said I wouldn’t have to pay for it. But I did end up paying $12.95 a day for Wi-fi. Whatever. If I stayed longer, I would have raised hell, but it was a short trip, so I didn’t mind paying.

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At 9:50, I got a Lyft to downtown so I could go to the Grammy Museum. If it had been warmer, I would have gone to Manhatten Beach instead. But it was only 60 degrees. I felt like after day 1, I really needed a serene place to be.  Anyhow, I’m glad I went to the Grammy Museum. It is a must for music lovers. It focuses more on the history of music. My only complaint is that it is only 3 small floors. There is so much one can do with music and the Grammy’s. There isn’t enough there.

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Barry White’s Grammy

I did some really awesome things like playing the drums for the first time! And I sang along to a song which escapes me right now. Don’t worry. No one else could hear. I was in a studio like room.  I think it was a song from the 80s. So fun. I stayed about 90 minutes. Then I walked over to the Staples Center. I had to. I’m a big Lakers fan so that was nice.

The Staples Center
The Staples Center

I wanted to stay out until 2PM so I could go straight to Gabby’s event without going back to the hotel. I thought about walking to Olvera Street. I really wanted to go there, but it was a 49-minute walk. It was VERY windy. So I decided to get something to eat to waste time. There were so many options. I googled almost of all the restaurants and decided to go to Ford Filling Station. 

The first thing a worker said to me was, “You came in here to get out of the cold?” Uh, YES! 60 degrees and windy is cold even for this east coast chick. I wanted lunch, but they were still serving breakfast. I had french toast, sausages, and orange juice. The OJ was $8.00!! I don’t know what I was thinking. LOL. Those sausages were sooo good! I don’t eat pork when I’m at home. But when I’m out, I’ll occasionally treat myself to pork.

After that, I still had hours to waste. There are no stores in that part of downtown. (!!) It’s just restaurants, the Grammy Museum and The Staples Center. A movie theater is nearby, and I thought about stopping in and wasting two hours. I wanted to see The Post, but I thought, what are the chances that the movie is starting right now? I should have checked.

Anyway, I caught a Lyft and went back to the hotel to wait for Gabby’s event. I watched the news and got into bed which ended up being a mistake…Part 3 coming soon.


Random pics:

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Taylor Swift’s lyrics to “22”
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older design of the Grammy
Whitney Houston
Whitney exhibit

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