Friday, January 10: After leaving Ventura, I head down the last bit of highway to Los Angeles, coming full circle on my journey. I arrive in L.A. around 5:00, where I meet fellow blogger Rosie, of Wandering Rose fame. I’ll be staying with her for the next two days and nights. We get acquainted and linger over a healthy & delicious dinner at her house with her husband. Later, we take Monty, who Rosie calls her “personal trainer,” out for a walk in her neighborhood.
Rosie mentions that Bob’s Big Boy of Burbank has a classic car show on Friday nights and that I might enjoy it. So off we go to Bob’s, where we mingle with the classic cars and the car owners.
This Bob’s Big Boy was built in 1949 and is the oldest remaining Bob’s Big Boy in America. It was “designed by architect Wayne McAllister, incorporating the 1940s streamline modern style while anticipating the free-form 1950s coffee shop architecture.” The towering Bob’s sign is the building’s most prominent feature.
The restaurant was honored in 1993, receiving the designation as a “State Point of Historical Interest” by the state of California. The current owner (the MacDonald family) acquired control of the restaurant in 1993 and began to restore it to its past glory.
“Car Hop” service was re-introduced on Saturday and Sunday nights. On Friday nights, the classic car show reverberates in the parking lot to the sound of classic rock.
After we walk back to Rosie’s house, I need to sleep. I’m exhausted from my long day of travel and sightseeing. Tomorrow we’re attending a Poets & Writers LIVE event, where we’re hoping to be filled to the brim with inspiration. 🙂