The Green Girl's Museum Row Run

The Green Girl had some good friends from Japan in town this weekend so she stayed up in the city and played Southern California tourist guide.

On Friday, we visited the Griffith Observatory. It was my first time at the observatory.

I was anxious to take my new shoes out for another run so I headed out first thing Saturday morning. I was also looking forward to running in a new place.

I decided I would run along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles.

I headed into Hancock Park to the Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits with the giant elephants.

I followed some giant footprints down a path.

I ran past the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and dodged a stream of high pressure water that was being used to clean the sidewalk.

I crossed over to the opposite wide of Wilshire Blvd. and headed east. I noticed the only non-24 hour businesses that had any activity this early in the morning were the barbershops and salons. They were putting up signs and getting ready for the day.

I went past Eclectic Salon from Tabatha's Salon Takeover. I recognized the owner, Jacqui Montero, as she was setting up chairs in front of the salon.

I went by the Korean Cultural Center and made one more loop past LACMA before heading back.

We did the whole 'Hollywood' thing on Saturday. Visiting Madame Tussauds' wax museum was definitely one of highlights of the weekend.

We posed with favorite celebrity wax figures. Some of the exhibits featured props to make it look even more realistic. I got to do an action shot with Lance Armstrong.

We did a two hour Movie Star's Homes Tour. We got to take numerous pictures of giant gates, tall fences, and properties lined with bushes and trees. We saw Simon Cowell's gate open.

We even witnessed paparazzi in action - and by action, I mean sitting in their parked car.

And I got to pose with my idol, Buzz Lightyear and his friend, Woody.


  1. WOW! It looks like you had SO MUCH FUN!
    I love this post! You kinda had a mini LA marathon all by yourself (minus the massive crowds and water stops :) Look at you and buzz, you like great!!

  2. Sounds great! I love Buzz & Woody.

  3. That sounds like an really fun time!! Hahah, love the comment about the fences and gates; I was there a few years ago and my kids wanted to go star searching...that's what we saw, too!


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