Category Archives: Burbank
The greater implications of convenience, of protected left hand turns leading into giant parking lots that separate streets from warehouses selling discount goods, make me feel a little sad. But, I still believe there’s something to admire about our initial enthusiasm for it. Drive-in movies. TV dinners. The carhop.
There was something so innocent about these innovations that has captured the hearts of American dreamers. Here, at the oldest remaining Bob’s Big Boy in the country, you can relive that innocence every weekend. The Classic Car Show, hosted by the Burbank Road Kings, gives car owners an opportunity to show off their classics. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can drive up for some old-fashioned carhop service. And where better to experience it all than this streamline modern monument?
The trek to the Radio Towers from the Stough Canyon Nature Center delivers 360 views of Tujunga, the Valley, and Downtown. We were there on a cloudy day, but I could’ve sworn I even saw the ocean over the Santa Monica Mountains. I’d go back to double check, but my muscles are still sore. It’s a good thing there were chaise lounges set up along the trail for snacks and breaks.