Monday, May 17, 2010

San Fernando Mission

We had a nice Sunday with a trip down the 5 to San Fernando, I've never been here. Carlos was in the mood after his La Bamba drinking game episode on Friday. This mission is beautiful and easy to stroll and wander through the grounds. A self-guided tour takes you through the beautifully maintained buildings. The last stop on the tour surprised us as it was the final resting place of Bob Hope, yes the legend. His tomb is encased in a mini amphitheater and also has a place for his wife Dolores. We'll be back to explore the rose garden across the road and look for Ritchie Valen's tomb.

(818) 361-0186 Open daily 9:00-4:30pm $4 per adult FREE for kids 6 and under.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May Day March & Massage

The other massages I've had before are good but the benefits never really lasted longer than the day of, the Thai massage lingers. You'll be stretched out and worked for 60 minutes by an acrobatic Thai woman who balances on rafters...and it feels great. Now I've only been to Pho Siam before this so that's my only reference, Pho Siam is $50/hr with fancy decor, fancy website and quite the experience. The Glendale Thai massage is not fancy, but clean. $45/hr had me in and out with no appointment or Echo Park traffic to deal with. I had the combo Thai/Swedish and I felt tender the next day but still feeling great all week. Today I saw a sign on another business on Glendale Blvd. that read 'foot massage $15/hr'. Oh yes.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Chola Luxuries

Gwen Stefani, la chola cruising Atwater Village. Me and my comadre got a pedicure on Friday and saw a picture in this no frills salon on Glendale Blvd. (no massage chairs here). Yes, it's an old video but so relevant. I mean, la Gwen is suspect in this video. Papers!