January 29, 2018

Paramount Pictures Movie Studio Tour

27164019_10215190707627189_7828664194658089696_oRetirement Practice #47 yesterday with DayTripper Tours Tour Manager Keri (AKA Julia Roberts) and driver Curtis (AKA Tom Cruise). We headed north past the New York skyline to a place where no man has gone before cause life was like a box of chocolates and you never know what you are going to get. On the way, we stopped at the famous L.A. Farmers Market and the Grove Shopping complex. I never tire of this place. So many little places to eat and shop all in the same area. Keri and I enjoyed lunch at Fritzi Coop. Yummy. Then we boarded the bus to Paramount Pictures Studios.

27164142_10215190707907196_5524125830413745493_oI couldn’t wait. I just knew we would see something “Star Trek” and we did. After receiving our official badges they ushered us into a room with some costumes, some props including a phaser, communicator and a real Oscar and of course, a movie. Next it was getting into groups of seven for a whirlwind cart tour around the lot. We could take all the pictures we wanted to outside, but not in any of the sound stages. The sound stage for Netflix’s Frankie and Grace was available so we walked all around and saw the different rooms where they film the show. Funny, it all looks so small in real life. We spent some time in the prop room where I was momentary dematerialized then beamed away and reconverted into matter and back. Well, in my mind at least. LOL. It was fun. I also took a walk up the stairs from the New York Subway. There was no subway, just the bottom of the stairs. I’m a movie star!

On the way out, using the box / prop that Keri made for us, I got to sit on the Forrest Gump bench cause “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” And today we got a really cool trip. Thanks DayTripper Tours!

27173769_10215190703507086_7285918631140509383_o~ DayTripper Traveler Donna Grover
Tour: Paramount Pictures Studio Tour

Date: January 25, 2018


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