This is further good, because some airports don't allow ice cream cones through their security gate--ice cream must be covered to get through. Easy with a sundae, hard with a cone. I guess they're concerned that they might be antimatter cones! (Oh, and for the record, that was FLL--Fort Lauderdale).
Today, I got the car rental arranged. So, now it's just LA accomodations to decide upon. I'm seriously considering Burbank, as I've been there before, and I've been told it's a fairly good place for walking around, as compared to most of the greater Los Angeles area. I seem to recall this, myself. Alternatively, my stepmother (who is a part-time travel agent) may have some other advice to offer.
Advice on where to stay is appreciated, from anyone with something to offer. I might as well have a lot of advice, and make a more informed decision!