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Aug 27, 2015 - Mammoths and Saber-toothed tigers in the middle of LA

Our last night was spent at the Best Western motel in the Cajun Pass near the ski fields of Wrightwood. After a leisurely breakfast we drove the Angeles Crest Scenic Hwy to LA. This scenic byway ascends up and winds its way through the Angeles National Forest along the highest and most scenic ridges of the San Gabriel mountain range. Apparently it was closed for several years due to landslides, but was repaired and reopened 2009. Grae remembers driving it over 30 years ago on his first trip to the USA. Once we got to LA we visited the...

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Aug 25, 2015 - We have arrived.

Well that was fun... First flight was nearly two hours late leaving, which meant we missed our connecting flight, then picked up our pram in LA to find the handle has been smashed off. Our replacement flight was about 3 hours later, in 6 different locations on the plane for LA to Houston. But after that we were collected by Darvin and Betty and brough home for a beautiful meal.

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Aug 13, 2015 - Los Angeles

The flight saga with the 'new' American Airlines. Arrived at the airport 2.5 hours before boarding with the intent to sit in the Admirals Club, as we're on an International Flight, and flying Business/1st class. Admirals Club informs us we can't use the club as we're only flying domestic today; the flight itinerary has a night-over in Los Angeles. I inquire why this is not considered the first leg of a single ticketed International flight ? To no avail. We get a coffee and wait for the flight to LA. Things don't seem the same with American...

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Jul 16, 2015 - Getting Started

Hey, guys, thanks for checking out the blog. I have to leave for the airport in two hours and haven't started packing yet, so this will be short. I'm leaving with 3 friends from church to travel to Armenia. We'll be working with people from the Company to lead a youth camp for teenagers. Should be a blast. We will be camping on Lake Sevan, supposedly one of the most picturesque locations in Armenia. Hard to believe. I've been there once and Mount Ararat is pretty impressive. I'm leaving this evening with Michael and Samari, both teenagers....

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Crossroad to Armenia

Jul 7, 2015 - Day 44

I'm pretty sure this is Day 44 of this trip around the world. I'm meeting Sang and Diane in about 30 minutes to have lunch, then they will put me on the airport shuttle to Incheon. I decided to come sit down at Saturbucks for a little while--got an iced latte and am just relaxing. Decided to add a blog entry, perhaps the last one for this trip. Sang and I grabbed a quick breakfast before his staff meeting this morning. I'm afraid I got kine of sappy with him. I've been thinking back over this adventure. The cruise was so nice. Saw a couple...

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Jun 13, 2015 - Hollywood + Universal Studios

Nous sommes maintenant à Los Angeles, l`extravagante L.A. Capital mondial des rêves de gloire et des mirages hollywoodiens. Impossible de ne pas se rendre sur le Hollywood ‘’Walk of Fame’’ ou les célèbres étoiles rose attirent chaque années des millions de visiteurs. Impressionnante la devanture du ‘’Grauman`s Chinese Theater’’ classé monument historique, ou des générations de stars ont laissé leur empreintes dans le ciment. Des acteurs déguisés en Édouard aux mains d`argent (Olivier est très impressionné), Mickey Mouse et Marilyn font la...

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Jun 8, 2015 - Judy's House, Los Angles, CA

You all may be tired of reading about our phone and car problems and I promise this is the last one and it is kind of funny. We were half way to Joshua Tree when the "check engine light" and the "loose gas cap" lights both came on. We did not even had the energy to call Ford dealer in my sister's town. I may have skipped a couple of stops at At&T stores but did visit the one near my sister's house only to be told we had to contact Apple. Went to the Apple Store and received a new phone. The replacement phone was broken. Thus ends our trials...

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Takin the Slow Road

May 31, 2015 - Arrived in June gloom before we'd even left home

As our Delta flight touched down in LA the flight attendant announced we had arrived in June Gloom (even though the date was May 31). June Gloom is a southern California term for a weather pattern that results in cloudy overcast skies during late spring and early summer. The clouds are formed over the ocean and the winds brings them onshore. Thirteen plus hours is a long time to spend couped up in an aeroplane and we wondered how the poor dears in First and Business Class were feeling? So here we are in LA having arrived three hours...

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May 6, 2015 - Sydney, Phoenix, Berlin etc etc

In the American Airline Lounge in Los Angeles waiting for the connecting flight to Phoenix where I am visiting my friend Terry for a week. Terry lives in Scottsdale which is a very nice part of Phoenix. She and I met when we were both working in Shanghai. Not sure what we will be doing yet other than a pedicure and lounging around the pool! For those of you who are new to my journal I want to introduce Chili. She was given to me by my wonderful goddaughter Ruby and she has been on quite a few adventures including Antarctica and the Sydney...

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Apr 29, 2015 - Whatsapp Status Ideas

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Mar 18, 2015 - Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, to Los Angeles

Driving south again this morning to Santa Barbara, first we passed through areas popular with the rich and famous. Ronald Regean, Michael Jackson (Neverland), Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, Whooping Goldberg, and Kevin Costner are all supposed to own ranches or houses here. Horse farms and vegetable growing, particularly avocados, are common. We stopped at the Old Mission in Santa Barbara, it is the best of 21 missions founded along the Californian coastline by the Spanish in the late 18th century. Hugging the coastline, our journey...

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Mar 5, 2015 - Los Angeles

This was a free day to explore Los Angeles. We were offered a surprise day organised by Thelma and her friends Larry, Holly and Anne. They picked us up from our hotel and Larry drove us south to Long Beach to the permanent home, since 1967, of the cruise line The Queen Mary. She is a spectacular site now offering a glimpse of ocean cruising in her hey day of the 1930s and 40s, with over 50 types of wood used in the panelling. After lunch together in the Promenade Cafe, we had a very animated tour guide to show us the opulence of first...

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