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Apr 9, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA

Hello Everyone, Today we made it all the way West to the California coast, to Los Angeles! We stayed at Dockweiler State Park campground which is right on the coast of LA! This campground, although right on the Beach, is also right at the end of the LAX airport, and the airplanes are quite loud as they take off over our camper! However, the California sunsets…spectacular!! We rode our Scooter about 3 miles to the train station and bought a ‘Tap It’ pass to ride the train for a week. From here we were able to go to downtown LA and see the...

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Mar 25, 2014 - West Hollywood & Beverly Hills, California

We arrived in Los Angeles to visit great friends Patch and Denton whom Chris knew from Minneapolis. They recently moved to West Hollywood and have a beautiful condo within walking distance to so many great bars, shops and restaurants. They took us for a drive thru the hills to get the observatory point for views of downtown LA and Culver city. The homes along the very tight winding roads range from cottages to stucco structures, each with lush gardens and unique charm. Thank you guys so much for welcoming us to your home. We had such a...

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Mar 20, 2014 - Hearst Castle

On route from Santa Barbara to Monterey we arrived at a place called San Simeon, here was the home of the Hearst Castle. I knew of William Randolf Hearst the media magnate of the early 20th century but had know idea what he had achieved in his life. After making a fortune with his publishing business and movie making, he went on to be a big figure in American politics and at the age of 56 he decided to build his castle at San Simeon his birth place. It took 15 years to build but was never totally completed, it was the party place for the...

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Mar 20, 2014 - Monterey, San Jose, Santa Cruz

Nothing happened in Monterey but fortunately I knew the way to San Jose. Monterey a nice neat and tidy town that smelt of fish and had it's share of down and outs which seems to be a feature of California. Even if you knew the way to San Jose I could find a reason for going there. Perhaps we could not find the right bit but no photographs were taken. So we had time on our hands we made for Santa Cruz which was an ok seaside town. Next stop San Francisco.

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Mar 19, 2014 - Santa Barbara

Left Los Angeles on the way to San Francisco. Decided to check out Venice Beach which was quaint, no high rise, smaller than Santa Monica. Continued up the cost road to Malibu which was a very nice place to live with very expensive properties on coast line and up in the hills. Arrived at Santa Barbara, what a fantastic city, Spanish origin dating back to 1769, all the architecture predominately Spanish and totally unspoilt over the years. No high rise, all new buildings tastefully done, probably one of the nicest cities we have visited. Big...

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Mar 17, 2014 - Los Angeles

We thought we would enjoy the Los Angeles experience as we like the USA anyway. As it happens it turned out to be so good I cannot do it justice in a small blog. Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Down Town Los Angeles just amazing. Can understand why wealthy people want to live in this region, fantastic climate beautiful beaches and houses to die for. We survived a 4.4 earthquake in the motel, the room shook a lot which was a bit scary.

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Mar 12, 2014 - Alessandra Ambrosio wears a VERY tight curve-hugging dress... that Kim Kardashian modeled three months ago

Alessandra Ambrosio appeared stunning as she talked up the new Victoria's Secret swimwear assortment to Extra TV's Mario Lopez on Tuesday. But this is not the very first time the 32-year old model's curve-hugging two piece ensemble continues to be in the limelight. Scroll down for movie... Trendy in cream: Alessandra Ambrosio wore a slinky two-piece ensemble while marketing the new Victoria's Key springtime swimwear selection in LA Deja vu: Both attractiveness's matched the hot outfit with stroppy pumps, but Kim decided to not wear a belt...

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Mar 6, 2014 - LA - The Getty Centre

Well we decided to skip the "Tour the Star's Homes", the Rodeo Drive Shopping, and the walk of fame in Hollywood. Instead we headed to the Getty Centre. The Getty centre is an amazing place. The Centre sits atop a hill connected to the entrance at the bottom of the hill by a three-car, cable-pulled hovertrain funicular. The Museum features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th- and 20th-century American, Asian, and European photographs.In addition, the Museum’s...

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Mar 5, 2014 - Brisbane to LA

Departure day has finally arrived. Taxi to the airport this morning. Boarded on time to get the good news/bad news from the Flight Captain. There are good tail winds that would get us in early to Los Angeles, but US Immigration wouldn’t let us disembark early. So we sat on the tarmac for half an hour before take off, with the plan to lose some more time on the flight. Those flight computers must work as we arrived in LA right on time. Good flight in over the city with the hollywood sign clear on the hills. Took a little while to get through...

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Feb 24, 2014 - Stop over in L.A.

Our flight to L.A. was non-eventful. We had a 6 hour layover at LAX. However, leaving LA was different. We boarded the plane on time but didn't take off until an hour later. We were told the cargo had to be rearrange the because it was TOO heavy on one side.

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Feb 13, 2014 - The Weather

Due to the weather, I had to move my flight to LA up a day. My flight was bumpy but I lived. The girl that sat next to me actually lives in Marlton and stayed at the same place in Aruba as I did. I landed at 920 LA time, 1220 home time and got to the hotel that was only 2 miles away over an hour later. I checked into my room took, a shower and at 230 am went next door to Subway and got a hoagie and cookies! I left a cookie for housekeeping. Today I woke up, talked to ATT for an hour trying to fix my phone, and ate a breakfast fit for a...

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Feb 9, 2014 - LA Fieldtrip

Nathan, Christina, & Liala went to visit Christina's family over the weekend and left us with their second car. So yesterday we three took a field trip to Los Angeles. Our first stop was a guided tour through Warner Bros Studio. The tour included a ride through many of the streets that represented several towns from various shows; and then walks through the town center, a house, the car museum, clothing museum, prop warehouse, and Studio 25 where an audience can watch the taping of Warner Bros current TV show, "The Big Bang Theory." The...

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