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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

LAST DAY IN LA

Back on 16 Sept Carol and I were spending our last day in LA with Sonya and her family. Sonya didn't have to start work until later in the day and our plane didn't leave until midnight so we had time for a little excursion. Sonya took us up to the Griffith Observatory which is situated on Mt Hollywood.
 There were great 360° views. It was also a very hot day.
 The Observatory is situated in more than 3,000 acres of parkland donated by Griffith. He also donated the funds
to build the observatory which opened in1935.
   My two beautiful  daughters (I'm biased) 
pose in front of the Hollywood sign.                                 

The Astronomers Monument

 Sonya and the boys at the foot of the monument.

Time for one more cuddle before we leave for Australia. Little did I know that I would be back there soon. I leave again next week to help out while Bernie is away filming in New Orleans and Sonya is working on a production at UCLA.

27 comments:

  1. You do have two beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons. Great that you are going back so soon.

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  2. Lovely family photos. My goodness off again, I do know you will enjoy.

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  3. Oh, it must be a lucrative contract in NO. I think the boys of an age where the more they see you, the better they will remember you.

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  4. Fabulous shot of Sonya and the boys Diane..btw you're not biased, your daughters are gorgeous!

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  5. i can't believe it has already been a month since you were there. love the photos of you and the girls and boys.. really great shots of all of you.

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  6. Oh you truly have a lovely family and that looks like it was so much fun. I am sure now you are back it is a little hard to not miss being back there. HUGS B

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  7. oh, glad you get to help out! nice!

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  8. What nice pictures with your two girls and the little boys. I suppose you are there now again ?

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  9. What a beautiful family. Enjoy your next trip.

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  10. These are such cute shots! Wow! You are already going back to LA?? Very short time back in Australia

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  11. Good view on this mountain.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. Beautiful daughters. If they have to live so far away, you are blessed to be able to travel often to visit! It's been decades since I've been to Griffith Park or the Observatory. Nice to see a glimpse thru your camera.

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  13. Wonderful last visit with your grandchildren! They are adorable and growing so quickly. I am happy for you, going back for another visit. Have fun!

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  14. So glad you have these opportunities to spend time with your grands! I know it's hard when they are far far away.

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  15. The boys are sure growing fast, aren't they?
    I can't imagine flying back and forth that often, but I'm glad you're up to it. I flew from Vancouver, BC, to Sydney with stops in Hawaii and Fiji, then up to Brisbane, and by the time I arrived I was exhausted. When I got home, I went to my parents' house and slept for a week.
    Your daughters are beautiful, and your grandsons are adorable.
    K

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  16. I know you didn't want to leave those cute boys, and now you're on your way back to L.A. I'm not sure I could take those trans-Pacific flights that often, but the boys will be happy to see you.

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  17. My Goodness... You are going back????? Mercy Me, Girlie... Pretty soon, you two will be moving to CA....

    Great set of photos... Good Luck with BOTH boys when you get there.... Most Grandmas like me don't have the energy to keep up with two little ones!!!!! ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. You get to go back! Lucky you and lucky boys (and their mom). Hooray.Darling pictures, great backdrop.

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  19. Lovely family photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  20. What a jetsetter you are. It is great to have someone on the ground who knows their way about ... you get to go to such interesting places and I enjoy following along.

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  21. Lovely pictures, what a joy you return so soon to LA. An international woman flying over the world you are!

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  22. your daughters are just beautiful, diane. and your grandsons are just handsome!

    looks like a fun day was had by all.

    lovely photos, too.

    enjoy your next trip!

    big hugs~

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  23. Your daughters are beautiful, Diane and the little lads are growing so quickly. What a treat for you to go back again so soon. Have a great time. Greetings, Jo

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  24. I was in LA visiting my cousins a year or so ago. We tried to go up to the observatory one Saturday. I still cannot believe the number of people trying to travel up that hill. It was a half an inch a minute. Total traffic jam from the bottom to the top. We finally got up there and it was just ridiculous so turned around and went back down the same slow way. What I liked was the neighborhoods around that mountain. Some beautiful homes. One of these days I'll go over there when you are and we can have lunch somewhere.

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  25. You do have two gorgeous grandsons, and going back so soon must be a blessing. Loved the photos.

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  26. Great pics of your family in LA! Your grandsons are very cute.

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  27. I'm glad to hear you are able to go back to LA to help your daughter by babysitting! I hope it is a good opportunity for Bernie!

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