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Feb 1, 2014 - one down, 249 to go......

so i just finished day 1 of my trek and it went pretty well. (if you ask my body, though, it’s saying “are we really going to do this again for the next 249 days in a row?”) and thanks to the several people who sent me well-wishes beforehand. the weather was sunny and 65 degrees, just what i was hoping for. i did 21.5 miles between venice beach and pico rivera, most of it along the, shall we say, “less attractive” sections of the greater los angeles area. my wife’s with me during this first week, and the joke is, she visited the getty while...

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Jan 31, 2014 - Los Angles

Worked for day then met Wil at the airport. Uneventful flight to LA but we had to wait quite awhile for the wheelchair so we are eating at the hotel. A pretty good group is playing but loud. I am tired. We have to get up early to catch our flight to Mexico City.

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Jan 23, 2014 - intro - what am i doing and why?

thanks for reading my account – and photos i hope to post - of what i think will be a pretty cool adventure. in this first post, i’m going to talk about what i’m doing and why. (and i apologize in advance for my general lack of capitalization; it’s just the way i write. must have missed that day in school!) beginning february 1st, 2014, i’m walking a more-or-less “straight-line” route between los angeles (specifically venice beach) and new york city (specifically coney island). basically i’ve taken the latitude/longitude of each place,...

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Jan 7, 2014 - Happy new year

Firstly a very happy new year to all. May it be happy healthy and safe for all of you. Well it's been about a month since I made an entry. A very busy time for us with Xmas prep and family. We were able to get into our condo early in the morning of the 19 thso we had our truck loaded ( and I mean loaded) all ready to go. We didn't need an esky and was strange being able to pack the food-- even frozen food the night before. A strange concept isn't it. We got up to the mountain and unloaded and put food away and headed back down ( it takes...

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Dec 29, 2013 - Heading Home

28-29 DEC 13 – Los Angeles, California, USA. Days 37-38. Well, yesterday began a slow-motion wrap up of our very enjoyable and exciting journey around North and Central America. As our flight was not until late afternoon and the patients were still only making slow progress, we took our time getting ready. The morning was taken up with packing as carefully as possible, to minimise suitcase disruption during our stay in LA, then we checked out and headed off to Vancouver Airport. Again, we just walked the few hundred metres to the SkyTrain...

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Dec 1, 2013 - Los Angeles Conquered

Hi all Well after a few initial problems with acccommodation and communication, we're now organised and becoming regular tourists. We've covered a few things in our four days in Los Angeles including Universal Studios, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, shopping and more shopping. In hindsight it was possibly not a good idea to fly in on Thanksgiving Day - the positive was lack of traffic which was good for Mick to get his driving skills under control (THE ENEMY ON THE LEFT is the group call whenever we get in the car and at each corner...

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Nov 26, 2013 - Los Angeles

Hi, Los Angeles officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second-most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621.It has an area of 469 square miles (1,215 km2), and is located in Southern California.

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TimH

Nov 25, 2013 - Los Angeles

September 25, 2013- Los Angeles – The biggest city in California- The city has got a subtropical climate. The warmest months are July and August. The rain falls from November to March. There is always wind from the Pacific. Such a busy city. Such a dirty air. One part of the city is Hollywood. I was there and took photos. California has got many grazing and many fruits come from here. I also visited the Walk of Fame with over 2500 stars from famous actors and singers. The Warner Bross studios were also very interesting. I hoped I could see...

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Bili

Nov 25, 2013 - Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

I woke up early this morning & actually heard the Mission bells ring the Angelus at 6:00am which was a lovely way to start my last day in California. I took my time packing up as I only had a 2 hour drive to LA so left Santa Barbara a bit before 10:00am. The highway went through Ventura so it made sense to stop at San Buenaventura Mission which was #9 & the last Mission to be dedicated by Father Serra in 1782. They had an interesting museum & a good self-guided tour so I happily filled in a couple of hours. Again, the Mission buildings are...

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Nov 25, 2013 - Just Cruisin' Along!

25 NOV 13 – At Sea, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. Day 4. Our first full day afloat was all about exploring and getting into the cruising lifestyle. The Star is not the biggest cruise ship afloat by any means, but at around 91,000 tonnes, she is plenty big enough! There are fourteen decks to explore and most of them have at least a couple of public areas – some are totally public; i.e., no cabins. I won’t go into a detailed description of what is where as that would be very boring, but if you are interested go to ncl.com to see...

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Nov 24, 2013 - Let's go sailing - with drama!

24 NOV 13 – Los Angeles, USA – Embarkation Day. Day 3. Today was Embarkation Day! Ray started with 40 minutes in the gym, then it was time to pack, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and check out. We rendevouzed with our fellow-travellers in the lobby to wait for our shuttle to the port and discovered that two of them had inadvertently left their passports at home! This was a big deal as it was very unlikely that they would be allowed to board the ship at all. They decided to try, anyway, and travelled with us to the port. Our shuttle turned up...

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Nov 23, 2013 - 23 Nov 13 - Groundhog Day - almost!

23 NOV 13 – Los Angeles, USA. Day 2. Well, it wasn’t quite Groundhog Day – it was same date, different place! That International Dateline can mess with your head! We arrived in Los Angeles pretty much on time at around 9:30 am and much to our surprise had an exceptionally smooth and pleasant transit through immigration. Customs was a lot slower but, even so, we were on the way to our hotel just over an hour after the wheels hit the runway. You have to be happy with that. As in Sydney, our room was ready as soon as we arrived at the hotel,...

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