Friday, April 2, 2010

California Vacation: Day 8

Newsroom Cafe, Robertson Boulevard, The Bonnie Hunt Show, the Beach, and Planet Raw Monday was our last full day. While we were driving to brunch, we got a glimpse of the Hollywood sign. The boys knew what it was, and they had wanted to see it. They recognized it from the Looney Tunes movie and from Tom & Jerry, etc.

We ate lunch at Newsroom Cafe.

Weeks before our trip, we would talk about what we were going to order at the restaurants. (Yes, I looked at menus online almost daily, leading up to the trip.) Tornado had immediately declared he wanted to order "soy drumsticks." (Sissy always said "pink icecream.") I have no idea where he got this idea, if he's had them before maybe, or if he just thought regular drumsticks looked fun?? I knew we HAD to find them somewhere, though. I asked on a vegan message board where I could find soy drumstix, and someone told me they had them at Newsroom. They were, indeed, a hit.
Check out the size of the pancake that was served to Dash. We had no idea it was going to be that big. Everyone else had tastes, but he ate a LOT of it.

Sissy said, "Take a picture of my food, too."
After we ate, we did a little window shopping as we walked down Robertson Boulevard, where Newsroom Cafe is located.
I was feeling the need for a little Mommy alone time, and my husband was lovely enough to provide it. I got a ticket to The Bonnie Hunt Show, and Ryan took the kids back to play on the beach.

I had a lot of fun watching the talk show taping. I've mentioned before how much I like going to these (I've been to Regis & Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel, Dave Letterman, Jane Pauley, Dr. Phil, and Jay Leno.). It's free, and it's interesting to see what goes on "behind the scenes." And you get to see "celebrities," which is a bit of silly fun.

I like Bonnie Hunt. The first guest was...wait for it...THE FONZ. (giggles, squeals) Henry Winkler seemed like a very sweet man. He was promoting the next volume of his Hank Zipzer children's book series (And I got a free copy!). The next guest was...wait for it...THE SANDMAN (from Spider-Man 3) - Thomas Hayden Church. More affectionately known to me as Lowell from Wings. I was addicted to Wings during the summer of 1995. I remember coming home between shifts at Stoby's and watching it. I had a bit of a crush on Lowell, with his little cap on. The Henry Winkler episode aired last week, and missed getting to see if I made the cut. The Thomas Hayden Church segment is going to air Monday, I think.

On the way home, we got raw/nutmilk shakes at Planet Raw in Santa Monica. I wish we could have eaten a full meal here. The menu looked so fun. I had really wanted to make it to a raw restaurant, but we just ran out of time. Getting sad...trip was coming to an end the next day.

1 comment:

Orange Juice said...

where do you find all these places? do you have a book or some other resource?