Nothing like sun-tanned hairy feet.
California was in one word....awesome.
Our trip was long but we made it. We graced Hollywood with our best hobbit manners. We took pictures with other tourists at the Hollywood sign and even got them to do the wave with us. I think they quite liked us after they got over the shock of our pointy ears.
Once we had had first and second breakfast we made our way to Warner Brothers Studios. Trying to get tickets to the Ellen show is harder than most would think and since our trip was spurred by a spontaneous desire to deliver our gifts personally, we didn't have a lot of time to get the tickets the old fashion way. So we just showed up.
The guards at The WB were a little nervous at first, what with three full-on hobbits and two camera people following in tow, but they warmed up to us pretty quick and we were having a great chat when the supervisor to the Ellen show came to see us too. He took our gifts for Ellen, told us our journey was brilliant, and then took our contact information and website address.
Later he came back, and though the studio audience was full, he gave us passes to the Riff Raff room behind the stage so that we could still come to cheer on Ellen.
We had someone claiming to be Ellen re-tweeting about our trip in January, but we are not sure it is really her, but hey, its one more fan supporting us who just happens to like Ellen too or it really is Ellen herself.
As of right now, we three hobbits are getting ready to leave very soon. Tell your friends, especially if you have any in New Zealand. Again, we can't reveal too much right now since it's not final, but lets just say things are on the up-and -up. Mark your calendars for January 31st people and get ready to celebrate this momentous occasion, the hobbits are FINALLY going home.
It's been such a wonderful adventure, we want to share it with everyone, so tell your friends and family, we have started a kickstarter account to fund our documentary about how this awesome social media experiment has worked so well. If you want prizes such as t-shirts, posters, signed documentary films or even personal skype interviews with the hobbits check out kickstarter.com and search road to the shire to help us out.
Well, thanks again everyone. We will let you know what happens as things progress.