I love L.A.! - 04/24/14

A belated Happy Easter to everyone.  I spent the holiday in Los Angeles.  What a beautiful place!  While there I visited the FOX Studios.  You want to talk about impressive!  Check out the picture of the entrance I attached to this blog.

The second picture is of a sign on one of the buildings at FOX promoting an upcoming television show on the network.  If you've never seen "24" starring Kiefer Sutherland, you're missing out.  It's non-stop action!

Sort of like the traffic in L.A.  You better be on your toes making your way around the city.  No matter what time of day, there's a chance you'll run into heavy traffic.

That being said, as Randy Newman once sung in a song, "I love L.A."  You should check it out if you've never been there.  And one last word to the wise, you'll need way more than "24" hours to enjoy all Los Angeles has to offer.

 

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