Good morning! It's back to work today for me after a week of holidays in Los Angeles and let me tell you, what a great time it was.
We started off with a Angels game, my first MBL game and it was a ton of fun. Between the promotions, music and atmosphere it was definetly a fun time. The next night we visted Honda Center for the Ducks game #1. Wasn't a great showing by the Ducks but an exciting atmosphere for sure. Watching one of the best mines in the NHL play (Perry, Ryan and Getzlaf) along with veteran Teemu Selanne was a treat. Mike Fisher's speed sure was evident seeing him play live and Ryan Getzlaf is one big rig. Shea Webber has one hell of a shot (an obvious observation... but you don't know just how hard until you hear it). Great time and wish the Ducks all the best in the playoffs.
Next up, the Lakers game. I have been a Lakers fan since Elementary School and a Kobe Bryant fans since about the same time. The Staples Center was incredible to see. The pre-game and intermission shows were excellent. Kobe had 34 points in the loss... but seeing his skill live... whether you like him or hate him is something else. Chris Paul of the Hornets is so small and yet so talented; the Laker's could not find an answer for him. Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum's is not done justice on TV... they are giants.
After the game, we stayed around the Staples Center and were lucky enough to see Chris Paul and his son walk down the street as well as Kobe pull away in his Benz (what a car). That was all for sporting events...
Of course if you go to the LA area, Disneyland is a must. We stayed in Anaheim and within walking distance of the magical land. My favorites: Pirates of the Caribbean.... Indiana Jones... Haunted Mansion... Tiki Room.... the entire New Orleans area and of course the closing fireworks.
We loved hitting up the ESPN Zone right outside of Disney for hundreds of TV's with everything sports on along with the upstairs games.
We did the Hollywood tour... seeing the Hollywood Walk of Fame... and of course the Hollywood sign. After the tour, we were dropped off at Universal Studios. This is a must see! Touring the lots and stages where some of the greatest movies have been filmed is incredible. The studio tour was awesome with a 3D King Kong fight, behind the scenes look at how the Car scenes are shot in Fast and the Furious, vehicles from some of the best movies, Jaws set, Desperate Housewives set.... a must see for movie lovers.
Last must do event, visit the beautiful beaches of LA. We went to Newport Beach.... and it was warm and sandy. Great time walking the board walk and hanging out on the pier watching surfers.
I shall post some photos ASAP.