So after convention was over, we booked it 12 hours down to Los Angeles to prepare to be on a TV show. T.D. Jakes producers found us through our 4 little Ferguson's blog, and followed us to our new one.
We have walked away from TV show offers before, but this one felt different. We approached it cautiously and held it with open hands. No doors closed, in fact closed doors, swung open as details fell into place, as to how the kids would get there from home etc.
They booked us an incredible RV park and asked us to be ready for an RV shoot and studio shoot, within the few days we were there. We were SO exhausted from convention, but so super pumped to have this experience! Dana and Micheal, the producers of the show, were awesome to work with!
I am not allowed to post about the show until later though, so let's hold that thought and say...more to come! :) I will FOR SURE tell you when it "goes live"....
We loved our time at the RV park with Papa and Drea! Dad had drive the kids cross country from Florida to Arizona, where they picked up Drea at the airport and headed to California. They were able to stay with us for 4 or 5 days of jam packed fun! We LOVE caravaning with them like we did last summer on the west coast!
We even snuck some downtime at the pool one afternoon. The kids wanted to play some games, so we did Pool Charades.
Check out this hysterical video:
Any guesses on who they are?! Bahahahah! :)
So after the show, we met everyone down on Hollywood Blvd. To be honest, it wasn't very glamorous, or clean for that matter, but it was a piece of history.
I can imagine back in the day, this place was HOPPING!
We drove down Rodeo drive and drooled at all the cool shops too! :) Pretty awesome!
The next day we ventured to Santa Monica to visit the iconic Santa Monica Pier..... it was so fun and beautiful!
Some of these beautiful images are from my step mom, Drea. :) It's nice having dual photographers on these trips.....
This place was amazing. And the sunset?! OH MY WORD. Incredible.
We decided we wanted to introduce dad and Drea to some Indian food. In theory, it seemed simple....
Drive. Eat. Go home to bed.
We didn't take into consideration TRAFFIC. LOTS AND LOTS OF TRAFFIC. How do people do that every day? Drive in for 2 hours, drive home for 2 hours, repeat. We finally got to the restaurant about 8. The kids were SO exhausted but they did so good.
We called it a night, got some exhausted kids carried into their beds and planned the next days adventures to Santa Barbara and Ventura.
California sure has a lot to offer in one area! Diverse and beautiful.