Sunday, 22 January 2012

Cowie does LA: Part One!

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you may have seen that on Sunday nights I get waaayyy too excited about Desperate Housewives (Look out tonight tweeps!) I absolutely LOVE that programme; I've seen every episode since it very first began - and without cheating by watching them online first too! I am absolutely gutted that the show is coming to an end once this series has finished (first Ugly Betty, now this! What can I watch now?!) but luckily, I have very fond memories of being on Wisteria Lane itself, even if it was for only a few minutes!

In February 2009, I went on a trip to LA with East Coast Media and had an absolutely brilliant time - the atmosphere, its rich movie heritage; you genuinely won't find another place on earth like it! On our first full day there we were graced with rain, so we changed the schedule and headed to Universal Studios, and what a fantastic day it was. Because of the weather, there was hardly anybody there (meaning no queues for the rides!) and by early afternoon the sun had come out - it was perfect!

There are some absolutely brilliant rides, as anyone who is lucky enough to have been there will know, but I have to say that my favourite part was the Studio Tour; travelling around the TV and film sets was fascinating and so entertaining, especially when we crossed the bridge that broke, got stuck in an underground station when an earthquake and flash flood hit and was almost attacked by Normal Bates at the Bates Motel (yes, I did scream very loudly when he almost got me with a knife!) When setting off on the tour, the operator said that we would also be visiting Wisteria Lane and I almost died! And now every time Desperate Housewives is on, I have to say 'I've been there!'

So, here are just a few of the pictures I took during my day at Universal Studios, LA.

On the way there...

On the way up to Universal City


We made it!

The rainy view

Me and Matt Damon!

Demonstrating a flood

The 'lake' that Susan Myers drove into in Desperate Housewives! The water separated and we crossed it.

In the 'subway' during an 'earthquake' which led to a flood.

Wisteria Lane!

Edie Britt's Home.

'War of the Worlds'

One of my all time favourite rides!

Jurassic Park!
Of course, this really is just a small snippet of what we did at the theme park; there is Terminator 3D, Backdraft, The Mummy ride, character parades - I could go on! So if you liked this, then look out for even more pictures from my trip to LA - coming soon!


  1. I'm so jealous.. I REALLY wanna go to LA! xoxo

  2. You really should, it's so worth it! I'm dying to go back! xx

  3. Thank you very much, I really did!

  4. I am soooooooo jealous that you've been to wisteria lane! I love DH and can't believe it is ending soon! xxx

  5. I know, it's so sad! I will remember that moment forever...


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