I'm a sucker for funny pregnancy movies, and I was planning to see What to Expect When You're Expecting in the movie theater sometime. But something crazy happened... I got to go to the premiere of the movie in Hollywood on my recent whirlwind vacation. Here's the story. I'm still reeling from it!
My husband and I took a much-needed trip together to California, where I had never been. We saw lots of cool sites in San Francisco, Wine Country, Big Sur, and on down the coast. Our final destination was L.A. -- and while I enjoy movies, pop culture, and palm trees, it was never high on my list of someday destinations.
We were in L.A. for just two nights, so we only had one day to squeeze in our sightseeing. In the morning, we went to Hollywood Blvd. (much sketchier than it looks on Oscar day!) and took one of the cheesy open-air bus tours that shows you the Hollywood sign; film locations for Grease, Pretty Woman, etc.; and the homes of the rich and famous, like Jennifer Aniston, Ron Howard, Hugh Hefner, the Kardashians, yada, yada. I sheepishly snapped shots of the glamorous homes as the tour bus driver shouted "Come out, Al Pacino! We know you're in there!" and such at the end of their driveways. Embarrassing but worthwhile.
I was excited to snap one shot of Sharon Stone driving her Bentley convertible around town, and thought my celebrity sightings would end there.