I'm back from Hollywood, and since no one offered me a movie contract, I'll have to go back to work tomorrow :-( But hey, at least I got some cool pictures, and we had a really good time. The trip was Tony's 40th birthday present, one year late because he was recovering from a knee injury last year and couldn't really enjoy his 40th. So I dragged the old fart to Universal Studios this year instead. During our two days in the park, we managed to see, eat, and ride almost everything that could be seen, eaten, or ridden. A few random comments before we get to the pictures:
* You know it's going to be a good water ride when they sell rain ponchos at the beginning of the line. Even with the ponchos, we got soaked on Jurassic Park... but it was worth it.
* Fear Factor is much more entertaining live than on TV, especially if you sit in the back so you don't get too grossed out.
* Waterworld the show is much better than Waterworld the movie... and the star is cuter than Kevin Costner.
* The earthquake part of the studio tour is seriously cool and way too realistic. I may need a tranquilizer to ride BART again.
Psycho House and Bates Motel
(and the Bates Motel doesn't look so menacing with the Grinch set in the background, does it?)
Where's Spiderman when you need him?
Can you imagine the amp for this thing?
Universal Studios... where even the dumpsters are entertaining:
And the obligatory tourist shot (geez, I need a tan!)