USA – Travel Journal 2012 – Universal Walk/ Wax Museum


Universal Studios Sign
Well today we ventured back into the city to take a look at Madame Tussaud’s. I must say the GPS that we purchased for $40 was so worth the investment. Dave is doing an amazing job of driving in this madness. I just give directions!!

Madame Tussaud’s was very interesting. It has 3 floors and plenty of wax figurines. I certainly think that some of them though can really get the details and others not so much. Some of the celebrities didn’t look a thing like them and others were like looking straight at them. Lady Gaga was very surreal.

Lady Gaga Wax ModelMe with the Lady Gaga Wax Model

You are able to hug the figurines and take many pics but the only thing you can’t touch is the hair or face. The tour doesn’t take too long. So when we were finished there, we decided to use up our ticket that we purchased for the hop off and hop on bus and took it up to Universal walk. Dave got to see the silver globe and take his pic with it and then we walked along the strip to check out the shops etc.

Dave at Globe - Universal Studios

While I was checking out this promo for some channel tv (dance off) , my shoe caught on the taped down cord and broke. So here I was in the middle of the path with one shoe flapping in the breeze and Dave pissing himself laughing. I then had a great excuse to go and by some new haviana’s at the flip flop shop 🙂

Dave wearing my good shoe
We then found this shop called Sugar. It was full of lollies and chocolate. It also had some very interesting novelty items in there. Check out the pics. I was in fits of laughter. So after some shopping, it was time to head back to Hollywood Blvd and head home.



On our return home , we then bundled up the dirty washing and headed out to find a laundry mat, but do you think we could find one. We must of drove around for 30 mins trying to find one. Finally I got the phone out and googled laundry mats in the area. Our mistake was looking for laundry mats. They are called coin operated laundries here. We finally found one about 5 mins from where we are staying. It is run by the sweetest Hispanic man. He was over the top happy and said we looked very much in love and that was a beautiful thing. He was also watching a basketball game and his team was winning!!! I tell you what though. It is cheap to wash clothes here. $1.25 a load, $1 for powder and then 25c for the drier which gives you 8mins. So for the grand total of $5 we were able to wash our laundry. It was a great way to spend some time just sitting and watching how the other half live. Towards the end of our washing finishing though a very interesting person entered under the influence of some kind of happy substance and boy did he have some washing. Mind you don’t know how much he got done. He was putting in money and powder but forgot the clothes..I wonder if he ever got it finished???

Dave and I got to talking to the operator and one of the other ladies that was doing her washing and they were great source of information and they were very interested in how we do things in Australia. I love meeting everyday people and I get to hear them speak….I love their accent …of course they say we are the ones with the accent!!!

Well I must go now and make a Skype call to my gorgeous children, who I miss terribly but so glad I can see their faces and say night to them every day. Priceless.

Love to my babies