Start: Los Angeles, CA
End: Los Angeles, CA
Miles Driven: 19.4 (4009.6 total)
This morning, we drove Josh and Nicole to the airport to send them off for their own travel adventure. Afterwards, we went downtown to check out the Fashion District. We saw block after block of fabric stores (putting the Concord Joann's to shame) and Katrina yearned for her sewing machine locked in storage. There were also plenty of shoes, dresses and suits. Patrick finally found the head-to-toe lilac suit on sale for which he had been searching since last year's Lilac Gala.
Later on we met Patrick's uncle, Robert, who gave us a driving tour of Beverly Hills,including the Playboy Mansion. We parked at Robert's house and walked around the local neighborhood: Hollywood. We saw Chateau Marmont, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Kodak Theatre (home to the Academy Awards), the Roosevelt Hotel and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We met many interesting characters and impersonators along the way.
We went back to get a tour of Robert's townhouse, meet their dog Casey, and wait for Patrick's aunt, Dory, to come home. Dinner was at Micelli's, an Italian restaurant in Hollywood that is famous for their lasagna, chocolate chip cookie and ice cream dessert, and singing wait staff. Micelli's is decorated with hanging wine bottles from customers throughout the years; we decorated our own bottle and hung it for everyone to see for years to come.