Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Great Swedish Adventure ~ Part 13



The famous "Hollywood" sign up on the hill, shot by me, down on Hollywood Blvd.  April 2011

After  phone conversations with my husband and daughter I continued on to Hollywood Blvd. I was looking for a quiet little place where I could enjoy a sandwich and put my Nook to good use! I have been downloading books to it, but hadn't started reading anything yet.

As I walked a couple blocks on Hollywood Blvd. I used my phone to take a few photos of the "Stars." It had been many years since I had been in this area. In fact, when I figured out how long it had been, I decided not to share because it made me feel really old! I couldn't even imagine how many "stars" must have been added since the last time my eye's saw these sidewalks.





There are blocks of stars, up and down Hollywood Blvd. and many of the side streets. I couldn't image how long it would take to get a picture of every star.



I stopped in a little place for a sandwich and a drink. When I look back now and think of the place it reminded me "a bit" of Costa Rica. It was run by some Spanish folks and there were lots of fruit and vegetables everywhere. Piles of watermelons and bags of carrots in the soda fridge. There were maybe 5 or 6 little tables where one could eat and a small space on the wall above one of those tables which adorned photos, a couple of which looked to be autographed.

 I ordered a sandwich and sat at one of tables. I pulled out my Nook and decided to begin reading a book which had been recommended to me by Michelle Goodrum who blogs at  "TheTurning of Generations." The book is about organization, I can always use some helpful hints on that! 

I read for about an hour while I ate my lunch. I found my Nook to be quite handy and so far I was really enjoying the book. The Nook was very convenient, fit in my purse and I had a choice of books I could read. I was curious how to use a bookmark in the book. So I played a bit and found if I turned the Nook off, whenever I turned it back on and opened that particular book, it opened to the page I left off! Very cool indeed! I love this new gadget I received for Christmas and was pleased I finally had an opportunity to try it out, in the exact environment I wanted it for. What a wonderful thing for traveling! I can hardly wait to start magazine subscriptions as my Nook is a color one. I am hoping it won't be long until my genealogy magazines are available on this.

All of a sudden, it dawned on me that I had been asked to bring my passport to the interview, but my passport was never brought up, looked over or checked out. They must have forgot. I thought I had better head back a little early in case they wanted to see it. Time to put the Nook away, clean up my mess and start heading back.


Thanks for stopping by!

 Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 




 Copyright © 2011 By Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved

4 comments:

  1. It is nice to see the pictures of those stars that are on Hollywood Blvd....I think it's a very nice idea to have them!
    Thank you for taking the time to photograph and display them
    ....and ... still....I keep all my fingers crossed......!

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  2. Oh my, this is a cliff hanger! I'll have to wait until tomorrow to hear more.

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  3. It's been so long since I have been there too, Cheryl! Glad that you are getting in some sites and some reading on your Swedish Adventure journey . . . waiting and looking forward to your updates . . . thinking of you.

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  4. Thanks for the shout out Cheryl!

    I'm so glad your day went well. You certainly have had a fantastic adventure and hopefully it will continue. Even if it doesn't you have a great addition to your life story.

    PS. My Kindle has the automatic bookmark feature too. It comes in very hand whenever I fall asleep while I am reading. LOL.

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