We started the day early to get the most out of exploring Hollywood. We didn’t want to get stuck with trying to find a place to sleep too late in the day for fear of getting robbed, mugged, or both for that matter. I’ve watched too many movies to know that Los Angeles can be a rough town if you don’t know where you’re going. We tried to get in contact with Cord Newman, the stunt actor we met in Florida who’s somewhere here in Los Angeles now, but we’re waiting to hear back from him.
|Outside of Nate's house, packed and ready to go.|
|We said our goodbyes to Asphalt Assault, Nate, and Nate's housemates|
After a delicious breakfast at Burger King, our first stop was at the infamous Gold’s Gym. Many famous celebrities have trained here including my childhood hero Arnold “The Governator” Schwarzenegger. This particular gym is considered to be the holy land in bodybuilding subculture.
|The guy working the front desk told us how there use to be many posters of Arnold in and around the gym. After he became governor, he ordered those posters to be taken down. I wonder why?|
|Take this diet pill and you can look like this in 2 weeks! No working out necessary!|
|We then headed over to Venice Beach and watched surfers, street ballers, and gymnasts enjoy their Sunday morning|
|Also at Venice Beach is Muscle Beach; another famous bodybuilding landmark|
The Los Angeles Marathon was taking place today. As a result, many roads and city blocks were closed off creating heavier traffic than there already is. It dawned on me that this is California; we can split lanes in California!