We spent our first full day in Southern California at Universal Studios. At this amusement park/film studio you can tour the lot of some of Hollywood's most famous studios (Desperate Housewives & Parenthood were shooting when we were there), ride movie-themed rides (The Simpson's simulated ride was amazing!), and watch live action performances of some of Universal's biggest movies. Corey LOVES movies, and we both had not been to Universal Studios since we were really little, so it was a really fun and interesting day.
My good friends Shrek & Fiona
Beetlejuice gave me nightmares when I was little. Now he's Corey's homeboy.
Hangin' with Bart & Lisa Simpson
This picture makes me laugh. A lot.
The view of downtown Universal City from the top of the park.
Me on the Jurassic Park water ride. Alone. Corey preferred dry land.
The closest we got to Wisteria Lane. Set was closed for filming.
Part of a set from a scene in Tom Cruise's "War of the Worlds."
We drove by the infamous Bates Motel from "Psycho." Creepy.
After our day at the park, we walked around downtown Universal City, called the "City Walk." There was so much to do and see: shops, restaurants, indoor sky diving, and live music. All the bright lights and colors were amazing!
We ate dinner at a fabulous mexican restaurant. I'm not a big drinker but these margaritas were delicious!
After dinner we had some frozen yogurt and did some great people watching.
Next thing you know, a live DJ starts spinning and a dance party breaks out in the middle of the streets of downtown Universal. It was amazing!
I'm exhausted just thinking about all the walking we did! And this is only day 1! Stay tuned for our day at Disneyland!