Thursday, 14 April 2011

Leroy's Adventures Part 2 - LA

We had to get up at 4 am to get the plane for LA so you can imagine how hungry we were by the time we got there, so guess what we did first, yes you are right we headed for Hollywood Swingers cafe for a big breakfast.

We had really yummy French toast, this took quite a bit of eating but we were hungry so we managed OK, it was yummy as you can see.

One of the best things we did in LA was meeting Pink Bunny (@pinkbunnyr) she is so lovely. We went to the House of Pies in LA which sold yummy pies but the best thing was meeting Pink Bunny I recommend that everyone meets Pink Bunny she is awesome and Gray as well!Pink Bunny was so welcoming and she gave us some lovely bunny chocolate. Henry and I have not eaten the bunnies as they look so nice it seems wrong to eat them somehow.

The next morning I went on a special expedition to look for something that I knew would make a friend of ours happy. Our dear Mookie (@Schnille)'s mum Sandra loves Charlie Chaplin so I went to look for his star on the Hollywood walk of fame so that she could see it. I found something else that she would like too. Look who I met.

I said hello from Sandra I knew she would want me to.

Then we moved on to our new hotel they upgraded us twice and we had such a fantastic room you could live there for ever I took loads of pictures but I will try to keep the number on here manageable.

All of the rooms had great views this was the view of Santa Monica beach from Monkey's room it was amazing we had a sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms (Henry and I shared) and two bathrooms as well as a massive bath in Monkey's room!!

We went for a walk along Santa Monica beach and look what we found, its the end of Route 66, we found the sign!

Unfortunately I couldn't rent a Harley in my size but hey I was there!

I popped in for a visit to Hollywood I think you can just make out the famous sign behind me. Lotgs of movie contracts were offered but I said no, I'm not really a acting lion and I don't court that kind of fame.

The next morning Henry and I received an emergency telephone call, two of the lifeguards on Santa Monica beach had not turned up for work so they asked us to substitute of course we were happy to help out.

Thank goodness Snuffy made us the board shorts we needed them here we are looking out at the Pacific Ocean to see if anyone needs saving.

Well apart from a visit to David Beckham (I'm not allowed to talk about that), that concluded our visit to LA and we flew back to Dallas to have more fun there.

I hope you have enjoyed my journeys I certainly did and my brother Henry has got the travel bug. We are jet lagged now but would do it all again any time.

Thank you Monkey for having us to visit and taking us to interesting places and thank you Pink Bunny and Gray for meeting us and giving us such a lovely time in your lovely city.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Leroy's Adventure Part 1 - Texas

Kolo very kindly said I could use his blog to tell the tales of my travels and show you the pictures. I will be doing it in two installments as we have so many pictures. I thought I would start with Texas as we arrived there and then do LA next. Thank you Kolo for letting me use your blog. We had no doubt we were in the US when we saw the stars and bars hanging up everywhere. Needless to say we had to take pictures of each other with the flag.

First my brother Henry took a picture of me and then I took one of him just to prove to oursleves we were in the US and also to introduce my little brother (or bother) to you. This is Henry in this picture.

We just love our Bearmani holiday outfits that Snuffy made.

Then we had to work out what state we were in as we knew we were going to Texas and California but we needed clues as to where we had arrived as Henry and I have never been very far before this was a confusing experience so we started looking for clues.

Our friend Monkey (@hi_im_monkey) met us at the airport and took us for tea. We know that Monkey lives in Dallas but we also know he is a traveller so that was not too much of a clue and the tea shop seemed very English. Its very nice its called the Culture Cup ( We had coffee which made us seem like the Americans as Monkey, who is American, had tea. But don't we look American in our outfits. We needed more clues to decided which state we were in.

Ah now here is a clue this car has a Texan number plate it says Texas, shows a cowboy and says its the Loan Star State. Agh but cars can drive anywhere is this enough of a clue?

Ah now here was something more helpful, a yellow rose, could this be the famous yellow rose of Texas. I was beginning to feel confident that we were in Texas.

Oh now here is a big clue, the Texas Longhorns shop we know they are a Texan team so I can't imagine they would have a shop in another state. Now I'm feeling more confident.

Oh now here is a big clue what about this Texas Barbecue resturant. Well obviously we wouldn't eat there as we are vegetarians but it does look Texan doesn't it. By this time I was beginning to feel that this was definitely Texas. I should have taken more notice of what airport we landed in really but I was too excited.

Oh by now I was certain we were in Texas look at this diner seat at Norma's Diner, now that is the Texan flag isn't it. By this time I knew we were in Texas where else could we be?

Ah yes we knew we were in Texas when we saw our friend Betty she lives in Texas and here she is welcoming us to Texas. Right this is Texas Henry now we can be sure.

When you are in the USA you need to visit a soda fountain so we visited this one at Highland Park Dallas, it is very traditional and is the home of the best milk shake in Dallas. We had grilled cheese as we know that is a US delicacy and 12 April 2011 was national grilled cheese day in the US so what else would you eat?

Can you think of a better place than this to have a soda and a grilled cheese sandwich? I certainly can't.

So we were in Texas and we had a great adventure there, but our next adventure was to go to LA to meet our friend @pinkbunnyr. We were very excited and here with are with Monkey at Dallas Fort Worth Airport waiting for a plane to take us to LA to meet her. We were very excited as you can see. I will show my pictures of me, Henry and Monkey in LA in my next blog tomorrow (I hope) and you can see pictures of us meeting Pink Bunny, she is so lovely and we had a fantastic time with her. But that story is for another day.