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What’s up LA?? We rolled in to LA on Tuesday evening and are staying in Burbank (about 15 miles north of LA). Last night I went to Runyon Canyon with Diana and Marchetti in hopes of seeing celebrities. At least Diana and I were hoping to see celebrities, Marchetti could have cared less. We convinced him to come with us by conveniently leaving out the part about the celebrities. The drive to the canyon was great. I drove by NBC and WB studios where lots of TV show magic happens I’m sure. Unfortunately Diana's and my dream of celeb spotting was not fulfilled but we got great views of the city and mountains from the top of the canyon.
After that we tried to make our way to Kim's house because her mom was cooking dinner for all of us. Dinner with Kim’s family was wonderful! The food and the company was great and it was nice to eat at a real dinner table again. I definitely took for granted the comfort of eating dinner around a table before this project.
Today was our Los Angeles project. We worked with Million Trees LA and Heart of LA (HOLA) to distribute 200 fruit trees to people in the community and judge an art contest. The art contestants were members and alumni of HOLA and the winners received SWA tickets to visit the college of their choice. I could tell how much these tickets meant to the kids as I was talking to them so I was really touched to be a part of the event. Marchetti and Andrew headed up the trash pick-up group while Kim was being paparazzi all day. Diana and I took care of a lot of the behind the scenes work with Eric, registering people, setting up the water/snack tables, and making sure everything ran smoothly.
After the event we had a great photo shoot with RJ, the SWA photographer. We were outside the RV alongside the road in Burbank. We were definitely a spectacle to cars driving by but we all had a good time and hopefully RJ got at least a few shots where we all look good. Thanks RJ! Tomorrow is our day off so we are ready to hit the town and see as much of LA as possible before we head up to the Bay Area on Saturday.
Becca and the Tour 40 Team