SoCal Road Trip 2012: Hollywood Sign, Rose Parade Floats, and More Ramen

Hollywood Sign, Rose Parade Floats, and More Ramen


Introduction (LA, Los Olivos, Marathon, San Diego)
Pre-Trip Road Trip to DC: John Kerry at Senate Visit
Hollywood, Daikokuya Ramen, Universal Studios
LA, Sideways Wine Trail, Santa Barbara
Operation Jack Marathon, WB Studio Tour, and Socal Beaches
San Diego Zoo and Seaworld
Hollywood Sign, Rose Parade Floats, and More Ramen
San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Four Points LAX

The night when we came back to LA, we stayed at the Four Points LAX. I had a free credit so I used it for a night there. This activity also kept my award nights active for another year.

The room was decent for the price. The room was very small compared to other hotels. Because we do not have cable TV at home, we spent a large amount of time watching TV in our room at night. It was a bit sad.

Hollywood Sign

When we went back to LA, I wanted to hike up to see the Hollywood sign.

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Rose Parade Floats

We then drove out to Pasadena to see the Rose Parade Floats

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Ramen Quest: Continued

I met up with a friend of mines and we went to another ramen place, Hakata Ramen Shin-Sen-Gumi. This place also had a long wait but it was warm outside so we didn’t mind. We got a table by the door and we quickly ordered. My friend also got some dumplings as well.


This place had good ramen, but the broth was not as thick as Daikokuya. My wife liked the other place better.

After this, we went to the airport for our flight home to JFK.

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