Fco's Mom, Leonor, wanted to go to LA via train to visit old friends
All Aboard Our first night aboard Amtrak, having dinner IMG 4654 In the Observation car, waiting for breakfast
CALA 20151222 0819 West Texas IMG 4665 Leonor and Bill in El Paso
El Paso, Texas Leonor, watching Francisco who is walking outside the train in El Paso In our compartment View from Loews Hotel.  Hollywood Highland, Kodak Theatre
CALA 20151223 0578 Looking down at the pool and the Kodak Theatre Los Angles.  the view from the area we stayed, Highland and Hollywood Blvd The hotel complex.  Hollywood Blvd is straight ahead
Leonor and Francisco with the Hollywood sign in the background Seeing the city one day Downtown at the Civic Center area, Leonor and Francisco CALA 20151223 0605 HDR edit
Our Lady of Los Angeles Cathedral CALA 20151223 0625 Mark Tarper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre Dorothy Chandler Pavillion
Walt Disney Concert Hall CALA 20151223 0648 IMG 4700 IMG 4704
Francisco taking pictures CALA 20151223 0753 4 5 20151223 6963 Bill contemplating the Sylvan Woodrush tree
CALA 20151223 0713 CA LA 20151223 1234 Edit We went to visit the Getty Villa IMG 4719
It was kind of cold with the wind IMG 4720 IMG 4722 CALA 20151224 0456
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the entrance, looking back 20151226 6701 IMG 4784 IMG 4790
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20151226 6738 Tapestry room at the Getty We walked the entire length of the Hollywood Walk of Fame CALA 20151224 0546
IMG 4743 Johnny and Bill IMG 4706 Francisco accepting his Oscar!
IMG 4734 Bill's Star (waiting to be engraved) IMG 4823 CA LA 20151224 1146 EditB-W
20151224 6861 View from the Pier Venice Beach IMG 4761
The skate park was very fun to watch The La Brea Tar Pits a stuck Mammoth IMG 4836
Francisco and Leonor at La Brea exhibit IMG 4841 He's really into this demonstration! IMG 4848
Leonor at the Brea Tar Pits Downtown. Petersen Automotive Museum LA Museum of Art IMG 4854
Griffith Observatory The Observatory Leonor and Francisco looking at the Foucault Pendulum in the W.M. Keck Foundation Central Rotunda. One of the largest such devices in the world, the fully restored pendulum is actually an elegant scientific instrument which demonstrates the Earth's rotation. View of LA from Griffith Observatory
Taken from the Observatory 20151226 6770 Memorial to James Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" movie, some of which was filmed here. CALA 20151226 0315 6 7
IMG 1903 2 Sunset from the Observatory Leonor and Gloria, a former neighbor in El Salvador IMG 4859 : Francisco Valladares
An afternoon visit with Gloria, her brother Alfredo, and their family 20151225 6826 Alfredo, his wife, Gloria, Leonor, Francisco Former neighbors in El Salvador reunited in LA!