Ben, that is.
Ben is in SoCal doing an internship. He is staying just a couple of miles from my home. My wife and I took him out for a little tour of Los Angeles. It was a pleasure meeting the young man. First we went to the Hollywood Hills to view the Hollywood sign and Hollywood reservoir. Next stop was the famous Hollywood walk of fame on Hollywood Blvd. We took some pictures at the Chinese Mann Theatre, where Ben spotted the hand and shoe prints of an Austrian actor named Oskar Werner. Ben was convinced Oskar was his long lost relative. In one picture he is standing on Oskar's shoe prints. Then we headed to downtown Los Angeles. After a brief tour we stopped at LA Live and had lunch at the Yard House. We found Ben to be very intelligent and smart. We had discussions on various topics like food, work, religion, sports and of course woodworking. The trip ended with a tour of my home and shop. I had forewarned Ben that my shop was a work in progress. He gave me some pointers and offered his help setting up the shop, which I accepted.
We plan to meet again and there is also a possibility that we may visit the Maloof's compound together.