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In 2001 I was visiting a sick relative in Gainesville, Florida. One afternoon my husband and I decided to see a movie. Some of you may have heard of the movie called The Fast and the Furious. I was 26 years old that year and still thought wow this show is bad ass! There was no other movie like it. Now my husband goes out to San Diego quite often with work and I made it a point to knock some of The Fast and the Furious movie locations from my bucket list.
The Toretto Home
The first of The Fast and the Furious movie locations that I had the chance to see in Los Angeles was the Toretto home. The house is in Echo Park. I found out the residents do not appreciate pictures being taken of the home. There are signs around the house that warn inquirers to keep out. I am not surprised to hear that tourists and excited fans like myself just walk up onto the property without permission. The film makes the street appear broad, but there are homes on both sides of the road with no more than usual driving space.
The Toretto Market
The second movie location that my family and I came across was Toretto’s Market which is Bob’s Market. It was right around the corner from the Toretto home in Echo Park. I expected to see a parking lot outside of the market, but there wasn’t one. The store sat on a corner off the main road. Locals were walking in and out as we parked across the street to take some pictures.
The Fast and the Furious movie location that I didn’t think I’d get to see most recently was the infamous Neptune’s Net. At the end of one of my last visits to Los Angeles I convinced my family to take a drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu. The vibe is fantastic, and it was good food. We sat outside and enjoyed the ambiance. The entire restaurant was full, and everyone there seemed to stop and just enjoy the seafood and the warm weather.
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Another place that my family and I visited last year was the Forest Lawn Cemetery. Many people are buried here including Paul Walker. It is a beautiful cemetery. I researched some information before taking the drive to Hollywood Hills. There are some burial sites you can find online by visiting the Forest Lawn website.
I have loved to travel ever since I was nineteen. Once I had the chance to find out that there were so many cultures and great places to see there was no turning back for me. Traveling on a budget is a must for me these days. It’s all about getting out there and experiencing life. If you’re planning a trip to San Diego, I suggest visiting My 5 San Diego Favorites.