I just returned from a terrific weekend in Los Angeles with my girls. We attended the Grammy Awards, but that was just part of the fun. When I take trips with them I always do a little online research to find the strange, bizarre or just interesting little things that will make the trip more memorable. This time I found online, and took them to, the high school where the exterior shots of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" TV show was filmed, in Torrance, California. This is a show my girls have only begun watching on DVD in recent years, but everyone in our family enjoys it. They loved visiting "Sunnydale High", and so did I! We took lots of pictures outside the school in the places where "Buffy" and her friends congregated to discuss the latest disaster in "Sunnydale." I'm sure the good citizens of Torrance who drove by probably thought we were pretty strange!
The best part, was that, even with all this fun, visiting "Sunnydale High" didn't cost us an extra cent!
So, that's my travel tip for today....when you are planning a trip, even just a day trip, look for those special little extra locations that make the trip more fun. You might want to check out www.roadsideamerica.com to find such unique items as the world's largest ball of string! You can always email me here, too....I know about a lot of such crazy spots, such as the giant Jimmy Carter peanut in Plains, GA., or the witch's foot on Colonel Buck's gravestone in Bucksport, Maine.