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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

Oct 21, 2015 - Last few hours in LA

We are due to move on to Anaheim today but there isn't a rush to get there as we can't check in until 4 pm. Since my last entry we have done a few things. On Monday we went to the Grammy museum. It was pretty good. Lots of costumes and handwritten songs from a variety of singers. It's was quite interactive and you could listen to the artists talking of singing and watch lots of videos. They were setting up a Frank Sinatra exhibit while we were there and I heard the guy explaining to staff that he loved painting and they had his actual easel...

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Oct 19, 2015 - Madame Tussaud and Hollywood sign

We have been out and about the past few days. I've hurt my back and ish is laughing every time I yelp in pain. Think it's from being thrown around the rides at Universal. Can't even bend to pick up my backpack. Thank goodness I bought some anti inflammatories for my knee. We went to Madame Tussaud wax museum the other day. The detail is incredible. I can't believe how short or tall some celebrities are. Was surprised how short Patrick swaye was, how tall Clint Eastwood is and Harry and William and Kate! They had some costumes to dress up in...

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Oct 19, 2015 - Day 1.....And....We are Off......

Left home at 6.45am, many thanks to Alyce for taking us to the Airport, our flight left on time and we were off...... Arrived Sydney without drama, and caught the bus to the International Airport, where we had a 7 hour wait. Thankfully we were able to check in our luggage, and wait with just our hand luggage. We spent most of this time using the Sydney Airport free Wi-Fi. Interestingly, Paula spotted one of our waiting passengers, she's certain this was Robert Redford...certainly looked like him, dressed very casual & unshaven, once the...

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Oct 16, 2015 - Universal studios

Today we got up early to deal with the traffic and be at Universal Studios as it opened. I was anticipating big crowds but luckily we seemed to time everything right and we got to see everything before the major crowds hit. It didn't have as many rides as I thought it would but the ones it did have had amazing detail. We didn't have to wait too long for any of the rides so that was great! We went on the minion ride first and it was a pretty good warm up for the others. Next we went on the Simpsons ride and it was a simulated ride like the...

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Oct 14, 2015 - We are in LA!

We have come to realise a few things lately.... 1. Speed limit signs are few and far between and even though it says speed limit is... It seems to mean that's the slowest you can go.... 2. Indicators are optional. It's quite rare for Californians to use it and they are oblivious to traffic around them and will pull out in front of you or even while they are next to you ( 3 trucks have nearly side swiped us today doing that alone) I think I need as many eyes as a fly to see all angles. It's certainly testing my driving skills! 3. It's either...

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J in the USA!

Sep 13, 2015 - Los Angeles, California

We are camped at Valencia Travel Village in Santa Clarita because our grandson, Clayton, and his fiancee, Brittany, live in North Hollywood. We spent two special days visiting with them. On Saturday they took us to Hollywood to see some "interesting" people walking along the sidewalks. We ate lunch at Mel's Diner, had a very sassy waitress and then toured Grauman's Chinese Theater which opened in 1927. Since Clayton is an aspiring actor and writer, he was especially impressed with the architecture and history there. It has been the home for...

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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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