We headed out to the airport at 5:15, it was way too early to be going anywhere but with the two-hour difference in time it would mean we had all day to do some extra sight-seeing. As we were taking off. the sun was coming up, very pretty. It is not often that I see the sunrise.

We flew over the is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Basin and Range Province.. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada.

As we got close to the LA the buildings below come into sight.

As we continue to land, I look out the window again and saw another airplane flying very close to us. Maybe this is normal but it did seem that we should have been further apart!!

We stayed at the Days Inn Hollywood Near Universal Studios on Sunset Boulevard. It was an older hotel, with a hot breakfast (not real exciting) and in a very good location. We had drinks around the pool and ate dinner one night in the breakfast area.

We were next door to the In-N-Out Burgers, across the street from an IHOP and a short three block walk up N Orange Drive to Hollywood and Highland.

Hollywood High School was on the corner of Sunset and N Orange. A large mural overlooking the athletic field declares that the school is the “Sheik Territory,” a team nickname that’s a not-so-subtle reference to silent film star Rudolph Valentino.  The school has a small Alumni Museum which contains photos of the stars who attended classes.