Saturday, April 18, 2009

Highland, Highland, Highland

Highland, Highland, Highland! This picture is of the Highland motel. The Highland motel is located on Highland avenue in Hollywood California. What a coincidence since I am originally from Highland, New York. The Highland hotel was very nice because it was only two blocks north of Hollywood boulevard. This was convenient because it was on a short walk from the motel to Hollywood boulevard so that we could play tourist. Each year I would return to Hollywood and each year we would stay in the Highland motel. They also had a very nice free continental breakfast. I enjoyed getting up early in the morning and going out of the room and sit in a lounge chair by the side of the pool and read a good book. The Highland hotel was also about two blocks south of the Hollywood Bowl. From the hotel, I could hear the music from the concerts that were being held there. The entrance to the Hollywood Bowl is located guessed it.....Highland avenue. I always enjoyed walking down Hollywood Blvd. and looking at the movie stars names and star embedded in the sidewalk. And so many of the grand old movie theaters. Especially Graumans Chinese theater which is huge inside. It was all so glitzy and yet all so fun. Then one year we went to Hollywood and we couldn’t find the Highland motel. We drove up and down Highland avenue looking for the Highland motel. No luck. We finally concluded that the large empty lot on Highland avenue was the site where the Highland motel had been located. We were going to see Sam Harris star in the musical Hard Copy at the Pacific Coast Playhouse located in West Hollywood. So we stayed in a motel on Sunset Blvd. instead. Sam Harris was the singer on Star Search who won the first $ 100,000 grand prize in the singing category. It has been a while since I have been to Hollywood, California. I have to stipulate Hollywood, California because there is a Hollywood, Florida. Tonight Mary made barbecue chicken and barbecue beans for supper. Also, both cinnamon raisin bread and potato bread were available on the table also. I had a slice of the potato bread because of its taste and rich yellow color. I am not sure what is on the agenda for tomorrow. We will have to wait and see and if we go anywhere it will be a spontaneous event. Everyone have a fine day. Lew

1 comment:

seaside said...

Tomorrow,mom and I are suppose to go to a barbeque held by the people who take care of mom's hair. The beauty place where mom comes home looking like a million bucks. Tonight we had hamburgers with mushrooms,onions and green peppers. How wonderful to have a connection to the stars. The memories will last a life time. The motel sounds like a nice place to stay.