Location: San Bernardino & Los Angeles California
Host: Holden Caulfield’s Girl/Donna
Date: February 2009
George arrived at HCG’s home just after a series of snow
had left a beautiful cap of snow on the San Gabriel Mountains.
Holden Caulfield’s Girl and her husband (known on the Boards as “Mr. Girl”) took
George on a field trip. First they drove by the California Speedway in Fontana.
The California 500 was to be held the following Sunday.
They drove to Union Station in Los Angeles.
From there, they took the Redline (subway) to Hollywood.
They exited at the Hollywood and Highland station.
George saw the famous Hollywood sign
from the shops at Hollywood and Highland.
George visited the famous Chinese Theater
(formerly Graumann’s Chinese Theater).
He saw many famous hand prints, foot prints, and signatures.
He posed with the Harry Potter kids’ prints since so many
LOST fans are also Harry Potter Fans.
He also posed in Donald Duck’s footprint,
since LOST is a Disney property.
The Oscars movie award ceremonies were coming in just three days,
and preparations were well underway. George posed on the balconies
and in the foyer of the Kodak Theater where workers were getting
things ready for Sunday night’s ceremony.
He even got to pose on the Red Carpet!
Next stop was the theater where the Jimmy Kimmel show is recorded.
Mr. & Mrs. Girl were offered free tickets to attend the show that day but
unfortunately George and hosts did not have the time to stay.
Jimmy Kimmel is a huge fan of Lost and it would have been great to meet him.
The tents and structures in front of the theater were part of the preparations
for the upcoming Oscars down the street.
Walking through Hollywood,
George checked out the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
There was one for Disneyland and…what’s this, a star for Darlton?
George saw other great sites like the Capital Records building, LA City Hall building,
Pantages Theater and even a picture with Mickey Mouse.
On the way back to San Bernardino George samples some of the local cuisine.
Mr. Girl takes George to see the fire station
where he works as part of the Haz mat team.
And San Bernardino is a great part of the the old Route 66.
Back in his hosts home George enjoys a siesta with sweet Sierra and
some story time with HCG’s 6 year old son who loves the Magic Tree House
book series. In it, characters named Jack and Annie travel through
space and time and learn about, among other things, ancient cultures
and the origins of myths. How very LOST-esque!
George’s favorite book was Polar Bears Past Bedtime.
George had a great time with the Holden Caulfield Family.
Location: Castaic California
Host: Lostmommyof3/Alia and familyDate: March 2009
continues his touring through southern California while visiting
family. He has a great opportunity to go
on a tour through
the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. He even gets to see the
control room where
NASA engineers track deep space probes, Mars rovers
After that is a fun trip to Disney Land. Between the entrances of Disneyland and
California Adventures there is a building with large posters on it. One of them is a LOST season 5 poster! And there are large letters that spell out "California"
in front of the main entrance. George
sits on the letter "L" for Lost.
Host: Found Quilting/Holly
Date: April 1-8 2009
Northern California, George sees part of the Pacific ocean from
Moss landing at
Monterey Bay. He posed with a mermaid
and goes to see some California Sea Lions.
Inspired and enthusiastic,
George tries his paw at helping her make some
quilts using a
special long arm quilting machine and a sewing machine.
Holly makes them mostly for hobby and art but
also helps other people
with theirs and gives away many as gifts and to charities.
George did a great
job and had a lot of fun making a Dharma Logo quilt.