It’s about time I got to this post. We returned home from our whirl wind trip to LA/Hollywood last Monday. What a slacker I am to just now get this done.
We/Good Boy Roy was invited to be a presenter at the Gifting Suite for celebs associated with the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. So, ever hopeful as I am, and anticipating this may be Zack’s break for his business we jumped at this opportunity. Zack even designed this cute character to wear and give out while we were there.
Let me first say everyone we met was truly kind and generous with their time. My kids were so excited to be able to meet many celebrities that they watch on tv everyday on Nickelodeon and Disney. This was truly a once in a lifetime event for us all. We were given this opportunity by Mr. Steve Stein of Connected, his business puts on these gifting events prior to many Hollywood awards shows. This connection came via another friend Mr. Kevin Cole of Getyourpantson.com, who went last year and told Mr. Stein about Zack’s designs. Feeling the shirts were cute and may be of interest to those attending this event, he extended an invite to us.
We were also able to meet Matt Shively who plays “Ryan” on the show True Jackson, Tyler James Willis, “Chris” on Everybody Hates Chris, Rico Rodriguez, “Manny” on Modern Family, Noah Munck “Gibby” from iCarly ,Ryan Ochoa “Lenny” from Pair of Kings, “TheJennifers” from Big Time Rush, Battle of Los Angeles stars, and cast from Lemondade Mouth, just to name a few
Our next day in LA was one of new experiences and fun as well. We started at Venice Beach, what a place to see and find an eclectic array of people, interesting every step of the way. My kind of place. I could sit and watch every day, all day. I love to people watch. After this most exciting morning we had planned to meet our new friend Mr. George Ford, creator of Addanac City comics. He has been a wonderful supporter of Zack since we “met” on Twitter. He and his family live there in California and we arranged to meet up with them on Hollywood Boulevard the next day. Zack was so excited to meet him. The time finally came and among the sea of people there we finally got to meet in person, his wife, daughter and son as well. Mr. Ford generously brought Zack some of his posters and signed them. His kids were so fun, my daughter and his daughter became fast buddies and now chat on Facebook and text each other. Mr. Fords son, what a character, so entertaining with his happy-go-lucky personality, danced with street vendors and did not meet a stranger. His lovely wife, Traviett, equally as kind and personable, a true delight to meet them all. I wish they were close neighbors.The day was full of fun and new experiences. This was certainly NOT my life. Not my normal, routine day full of mom and wife duties. But, wonderful and fun as it was, I was looking forward to getting back home to MY real life in my little town of Simpsonville (we call it Simpleville).
Our last day was spent at the Universal Park, more fun, more first experiences, more delight for my kids. We started with the Simpsons ride, due to the fact that Zack LOVES the Simpsons. It was intense at times, but totally fun. It was another fun-filled day, soon to end, and leaving us all exhausted. So, the Hix’s do LA, a wonderful trip hopefully we will all remember for a lifetime.
- Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards Winners Announced (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com)