Las Vegas,NV

Place 77 – Day 13: Las Vegas, NV – Famous Pawn Shop


We went for breakfast downstairs at the hotel as it was meant to be pretty good.

We all thought it was ‘fine’ but nothing to rave about.

We flew out today, but didn’t have to be at the airport for a while, so we decided to go for a walk.

Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop

We watched the TV show Pawn Stars last night and noticed that that is based in Vegas!

It was only 18 mins away by foot for us, so we took a walk out there.

We got there and had a look around…there were some very expensive things in there, so no chance we were buying anything, but it was fun and something to do.

To The Airport

We got an Uber to the airport and Tom came with us, even though his flight to the UK wasn’t for another 9 hours!

We got through security, which took a while, and then pretty much did nothing! We just sat in the airport and waited.

Back To Vancouver

We got on our flight just after saying goodbye to Tom, and flew back home to Vancouver!

The flight was uneventful, and so was the train home.

We got back and unpacked everything. Kim went off to training and Curtis went to the shop to get a few things for lunch.

We are back to work tomorrow after an amazing week trip!

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Los Angeles,CA

Place 76 – Day 5: Los Angeles,CA – Mt. Hollywood, Hollywood Sign & Griffith Observatory

Mt. Hollywood

Our goal today was to hike up to the Hollywood sign.

We first got a Lyft up to the Griffith Observatory, so we could walk from there up to the sign. Once we got there, we notched that the sign was far away, but we had committed to walking it, so that is what we did.

The temperature was about 22°C, so pretty warm, but we were prepared with snacks and drinks we bought earlier today in the supermarket.

We looked at the sign and saw Mt. Hollywood was before the Hollywood sign, so we thought we better go up there first, so we headed up that way.

We saw the view from Mt. Hollywood and then figured out how to get from here to the Hollywood sign.

Hollywood Sign

There were two paths to go and we seemed to choose a fun but difficult route.

We walked across very tiny paths, including across a path with a sheer cliff to one side!

Eventually, we got to Mt. Lee, which is the mountain that the Hollywood sign is on.

We got up there and there wasn’t too many people there, which is good. We got a few good photos there, and had a snack.

Griffith Observatory

We walked down from the Hollywood sign to the Griffith Observatory. Overall, the walk up and back down again took us a few hours and it was a perfect day!

We then spent a couple of hours at the Griffith Observatory, looking at the exhibits and we even watched the large Tesla Coil go off!

We walked around for a little bit and then went to the theatre they had there which shows how they extended the size of the area by going underground and building extra room under there. It was pretty interesting, actually!

As it was getting darker, we headed upstairs to the 12 inch telescope, which has been looked into by more people than any other telescope in the world.

We got here at the perfect time, as they started preparing to open it for people to take a look in it!

We waited around 30 minutes and then it was opened, after the dome itself spun to the correct location and the telescope was configured.

We got in and weren’t able to take photos, but all we saw was a small white spec, which was the star Sirius, which is larger than our sun!

We caught the end of the sunset and then walked away, having had successful day!

Los Feliz Blvd

We walked out of the park as it was easier to get a Lyft from there. We accidentally found Los Feliz Blvd, which is a very rich area, with many a celebrity living there! There were some stunning houses, so we walked down here for a while and just looked at the houses.

We eventually got a Lyft back home and we were so tired and hungry! We had leftovers from yesterday, showered, watched a bit of TV and then slept.

It’s been a busy week so far and we’ve loved it!

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale