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May 27, 2016 - We've Arrived

It was a late morning since we didn't get to bed until after 1. We took off for breakfast around 10 and ended up at McDonald's at Time Square. Wandered around the area for a while. Very crowded plus so much construction. I had purchased the City Pass for us and decided to use one of those tickets and picked the Observation Tower at Rockefeller Center. I was expecting it to be crowded but was pleasantly surprised that there was no line. That was the good news. The bad news was it was pretty hazy so any pictures didn't come out so well. Then...

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May 7, 2016 - Arriving in England

London Heathrow--Never been to the airport before. I've seen quite a bit of it now. When I arrived, I headed to immigration. There were only a few people in line ahead of me, so I cleared quickly. Onto baggage claim. I had to wait about 10 minutes for my suitcase to come up. Looked around to find the exchange rate--dollars to pounds. Grabbed some money out of an ATM. I knew mom and dad had been waiting a while for me, so I was in a hurry. Grabbed my bag and headed out into the arrivals terminal. I was looking for a) my parents, and b) the...

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UK Cruise

May 6, 2016 - Leaving for the British Isles

Packed, loaded, headed to the airport with my friend, Basilio. He's a good man to take me to LAX instead of making me walk. Yikes. Shabu Shabu for lunch on the way. Mm. I always fly out of the American Airlines Terminal, Terminal 4, but my ticket says I'm out of the Tom Bradley International Terminal today, so that's where Basilio dropped me. I walked in, checked the board: "Go to Terminal 4 to check in." Hm. Should have known. Now, this week, I finally pulled the trigger to get my TSA Pre-Screened status. I couldn't wait to see it...

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Apr 15, 2016 - Northbound to Sendai

Got in late last night, finally hitting the pillows at 12:45 or so. Woke up today to several inquiries from back home about the earthquake. As I began to respond, Kathy alerted me to a second quake in Southern Japan. Yesterday morning was M6.2 and then last night, as we were passing Kamchatka, the second hit the same southern area with M7.1 or so. Nobody in Tokyo was the least bit fazed. So now we are very relaxed on our Shinkansen, levitating ahead at 150-200 mph I 'spect. Steve will meeting at the platform. Very excited! DMC

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Apr 14, 2016 - The Airport!

Well, this turned out so much better than we expected. 24 hours before our flight, we learned that our seats had been downgraded because of a change of equipment. This did not sit well with Dennis. Fresh off a knee replacement surgery in December, he is physically unable to sit in an economy seat for 11 hours. We chose Singapore Airlines only because of their Premium Economy class - more leg room for less than the price of business. He stressed all night - even looking into cancelling his ticket and changing to American Airlines. We both...

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Feb 17, 2016 - Day one

Day 1 US February 17 We arrived in Los Angeles after a comfy 11 hour flight. We had 3 seats between us and managed to get a few movies in as well as some sleep. Not to mention a lot of carbs. After picking up the hire car we headed to San Francisco in peak hour LA traffic. We got a navigator with the car which includes a phone and wifi for a week so I can remain connected to my tecchy world. Our first stop was at Malibu for a coffee in a great supermarket that apparently only sells healthy stuff. It had an amazing array of foods, a Paleo...

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Jan 8, 2016 - Sightseeing

Sleep in this morning!! Beautiful day today, so we got the car out & went for a drive. Headed to Venice Beach, but you couldn't get anywhere near it unless you parked & paid up big for that pleasure! By this time, it was 10am, so we did the tourist thing & had breaky at McDonald's at Venice Beach. After that, we went on a small drive to see some of Los Angeles - 5 hrs later we had driven through Malibu Beach, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Hollywood & ended up on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We walked around & looked at some of the stars,...

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Jan 7, 2016 - Made it to the West Coast!

Even after a very late night last night, it was up at 7am & on the road by 8.30am. It took a bit longer to pack as we have been in Vegas 3 nights 𿘄 We were really naughty & had pancakes for breakfast at IHOP. Darren & I tried the blueberry pancakes as blueberries are healthy, but let's just say that we didn't finish! Check out the decadent one Zachary had!! Travelling through to Los Angeles, so we travelled along Route 66 from Barstow to Victorville. It was very cold today, so the places where we got out & looked, we were very quick!! Like...

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Nov 18, 2015 - LA - Manhattan Beach

Spent a lovely afternoon walking up and down Manhattan Beach. Weather is beautiful and the ocean - oh what can I say? We're getting ready to board our flight to Auckland.... 13 hours. Not sure what this will be like - but others have survived it so we will too. :)

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Nov 12, 2015 - Day 25...LA

Left RV park just before 10.00am heading for LA. We've found a park not far from where we need to drop the RV back, so have booked in there. We've clocked over 5200 miles today (just over 8300 km). Pulled over for lunch in a Walmart Car Park and walked around for a while. Caught in very heavy traffic on the I-102 heading into the park. Were delayed for over an hour. Now to sort out and pack up the van, dropping back first up in the morning, then heading to Santa Monica. (Internet connection not very good, so will upload photos when its...

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Nov 12, 2015 - Breakfast with Mickey and Minnie

This morning we went to one of the hotels at Disneyland to have breakfast with some of the Disney characters. We got to meet and have photos with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Daisy Duck and Stitch. Stitch was the funniest and we also got to have a dance with him when they played music. it was a buffet so you got to eat whatever you want. The best things were the Mickey Mouse shaped waffles and the crispy bacon. After that we drove back in to Los Angeles to visit the La Brea Tar Pits. The Tar Pits contain fossils that are 20,000 years...

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Linton's USA Trip

Nov 11, 2015 - G'day LA

This morning we drove into Los Angeles. Luckily it's a public holiday today for Veterans Day (like our ANZAC Day) so there weren't too many cars on the freeway. In Los Angeles we went to the California Science Center which is like a museum. There were lots of cool things there but the best thing was a real Space Shuttle! The space shuttle Endeavour went into space 25 times and we got to walk right underneath it. It was huge! On the bottom it has 250,000 tiles each with their own number. After each mission into space they have to take off...

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Linton's USA Trip

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