Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Disney and the Walt Disney Animation Studios. I received an all-expense paid trip so that I could gather and share this information. However, all experiences and opinions are always 100% honest and my own.
What? You don’t believe me and Kev are BFF’s? Pssshhhh! Of course we are!
I just got off a whirlwind trip of a lifetime. I still can’t believe I went on it. Pinch me! I’ve never been West of Missouri. That’s as far west as I’ve been. So to get to go to LA was a huge rush! Here’s some fun pics of my trip! Speaking of rush check out the traffic!
I live in a small town. Such a small town that I never have to deal with this kind of traffic. Oh, we have traffic but it’s mostly by the mall! haha!
Here’s our hotel. It was such a great place to sleep at night. That’s about the only time we saw it! We were super busy! On the first day we watched McFarland USA. It was amazing. Such a great film with a good family message…you must see it! Then back to the hotel. The next morning we had a bit of time to kill so my trip bff Becky and I walked over to the Citywalk.
Citywalk was a very short walk away. We had a blast there and had some lunch at Johnny Rockets! My first time eating there. It was pretty good! Then we headed out to our first media event with Big Hero 6. Here we are heading to the W Hotel in downtown LA.
This is me and my trip BFF Becky who blogs over at Mom of 4 Boys. Not to be confused with my other bff Kev. 🙂 We had a blast together! The W Hotel is close to the Walk of Fame! So here’s my great pic of it from the bus…don’t judge the blur, I’m on a bus remember!
And the W Hotel was also close to Hollywood and Vine!
I bet you’re wondering what the W Hotel looked like. Well it looked like it desperately needed a makeover! LOL It had mirrors everywhere and red carpet. Straight out of the 1980’s so it could have been made over.
Well I thought I took a pic. I’ll have to post it later when I find it or maybe Becky will share hers! Here’s Becky’s pic!
So that’s my first two days in LA. The fun was still to be had. I had yet to interview Kev, Ginnifer or all the great actors and directors. Stay tuned tomorrow for my Fresh Off The Boat post!
“McFarland, USA” releases February 20, 2015.
Check out my other McFarland posts: Intro to McFarland, my first trip post of what we did and where we went and my first exclusive interview with Kevin Costner.
And my Big Hero 6 posts where I introduce the directors to you, Fresh off the Boat where we speak with the executive producer and my Bad Hair Day movie review post and interview with Leigh Allyn-Baker.