It seems like eons have gone by, but it was just three days ago when I visited L.A.
(I’ve sure been making the trek to and from Los Angeles a lot lately.)
On Tuesday’s trip, I was at The Grove.
If you aren’t familiar with it, The Grove is an upscale outdoor mall.
Have you ever seen the T.V. show Extra?
They film parts of it at The Grove, of course.
Photo: Maria being filmed for the T.V. show Extra. The Grove, Los Angeles.
Do you think they purposely picked Mario and Maria to host Extra?
M and M …. M&M … Mmmmm chocolate!
See how my brain works?
Filming for movies/television isn’t unusual in Orange County.
It’s even more common in L.A., of course.
Photo: The Grove, Los Angeles
It was a beautiful day.
I wasn’t in L.A. to take photos, but I did take a few.
I was meeting a friend/blogger/colleague/writer for lunch. My daughter connected with us too, and it made for a wonderful mix of company.
It can be such a great thing to bring people together when you know they’ll enjoy each other. As it turns out, my friend and my daughter had a lot to talk about.
I nodded my head while they had serious conversations.
I smiled a lot.
I drank too much iced tea.
After lunch, I walked into the Barnes and Noble bookstore and INHALED the smell of books.
Bookstores have become extinct in the area of Orange County where I live.
Photo: Barnes and Noble bookstore at The Grove, Los Angeles
I love my Kindle, but I have a deep seated love for bookstores.
L.A. would not be L.A. without T.V. and movies, right?
Photo: Movie theater at The Grove, Los Angeles
To me, the above photo represents Los Angeles so well.
My visit to The Grove did make me wonder, though.
Do you still have bookstores where you live?