|Celebrating Flag day|
Day 5 started bright & early as we are not exactly accustomed to the traffic of Southern California. Be warned - day 5 is a overload of photos day, but fear not, day 6 will be a long bus drive, so will be less for you to scroll through....
- After loading the bus (Day 5 & they ARE getting quicker!) we took a quick side trip to the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery which was a quick block away from the Westwood Presbyterian church where the Wesley Bell Ringers played the night prior. The Westwood Cemetery is the final resting place of some of Hollywood & the world's greatest, including Marilyn Monroe, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Truman Capote and many more. Sometimes it is the impromptu stops like these that mean the most & hold the best memories for the choir.
- From there we took a quick trip up to the Griffith Observatory (though not open to tour inside, for those bell ringers who are fans of the movie LA LA LAND, this was a much anticipated stop). Amazing views & a spot that will be put on the list to visit again during a future tour.
- Day 5 was also beach day & The Santa Monica Pier was our next destination. The favorite activity for the chaperone group - spraying your kids down with sunscreen happened as they got off the bus - we did an OK job this time, they do look a little pink during the performance at St Peters by the Sea in Rancho Palos Verde tonight!
|They even smile at 7:30 am - after all they are in Southern California & it is a BEACH day!|
|Special THANK YOU to Katie's Uncle Mike for making the Westwood experience a possibility.|
|A nice surprise for Anna, her friend Courtney came to the concert in Westwood.|
|One of the many residents of the Westwood Cemetery|
|Griffith Observatory - It was in LA LA LAND!|
|What an amazing building|
|Hence the reason why your kids are a little "pink" today. Not a cloud in the sky|
|The beach & rides, oh my!|
|Molly, Pamela, & Jack B waiting on lunch|
|Charlie & Marko were enjoying a bit as well.|
|It can't be the end of the road Ed, it is only day 5!|
|Yes MOMs, we did put on sunscreen!|
Holden & his fan club after the show
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