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Jul 6, 2013 - Last Day in Rarotonga before flying to L.A.
We had late check-out today because of our midnight flight. We had our last buffet breakfast. The fresh fruit every day has been awesome. We packed our bags for the flight home and checked out in the late afternoon. We drove around the island again and I'm feeling a little sad that this wonderful trip is coming to a close. We didn't want to sit in the car driving around all day and then sit in the plane all night, so we went back to the resort for the afternoon. We had a late lunch at the resort grill overlooking the ocean and got some...Jump to full entry
Jul 5, 2013 - The wolf pack in Vegas
Vegas day 2, things were looking up I hit the hotel shop and brought any drug I could get my hands on to make me feel better. I think it was lack of fresh air and lots of air conditioning with no windows, the drugs helped. Brett and I set out for Caesars Palace to return the car, took us about 90 minutes, 10 minutes to get there and 80 to find Hertz and how to get out of the hotel! It was massive. We took the girls for a buffet brekky at More at the Luxor and headed to the North Outlet stores. We had been told by many that this was the best...Jump to full entry
Jul 4, 2013 - Leaving the OC and crossing the desert
This morning we checked out of the Hyatt at Orange County and picked up our rental car. Brett was driving, the left hand drive didn't worry him as his Mustang is a left hand drive but we all had to be alert and remind him which side of the road he was meant to be on! We were in a Dodge people mover which was very comfy and we upgraded to a navigation system which was a must. The roads in LA and surrounds were really well organised, signs easy to follow and most trips we were on 5 lane each way highways. We set off first for Venice Beach,...Jump to full entry
Jul 4, 2013 - Finally, we have wifi
Leaving Vegas today, we have had no wifi so we were unable to let you know we made it across the desert! I spent $12 the other day trying to update the blog with "in Vegas, no wifi" but money ran out before it sent. Lots to tell, it's been bloody hot, 117 degrees on hottest day on record. At airport waiting to fly to NY. Will write more soon.Jump to full entry
Jul 3, 2013 - The LAvish Life
We've been in LA for a week now. Where to begin...it's been very eventful and surreal so far. Despite the airport taxi driver telling us we were staying in the middle of nowhere and trying to persuade us to stay in Hollywood we went ahead and spent the first 4 nights in West Hollywood. We soon realised he knew nothing though when he asked what "that really tall building" is in NYC. We couldn't have picked a better location and hostel, right down the road from Melrose Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. Both have their charm and we needed a lot of...Jump to full entry
Jun 30, 2013 - Disneyland
We spent 2 days at Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure. Day 1 we headed off about 9am and had breakfast at ihop (International House of Pancakes) if you didn't want pancakes there were other options (which came with a side of pancakes). Food is so reasonably priced. Molly had 4 plate sized choc chip pancakes for $7. I had bacon, 2 poached eggs and a hash brown with a side of tiramisu pancakes for $6. Pancakes were amazing. I have never had a hash brown before in my life as they don't look very appetising, this one was lovely, it...Jump to full entry
Jun 29, 2013 - Day 1 part 2 Hunnington Beach
We decided we wanted to see some sights so we booked the 'town car' to Hunnington Beach. It cost us $120 return but not too bad for 4 of us. Apparently a cab could have cost more and they said the buses would take 2 hours to get there with all of the stops. Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Population approx189,992, it is the largest beach city in Orange County in terms of population. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, by Seal Beach on the northwest, by Costa Mesa on the east, by...Jump to full entry
Jun 28, 2013 - Yes mum, we have arrived!
Hi everyone, we have arrived in LA. Trip went well, only 13 hours on the plane. Cannot imagine how people do longer, or travel with babies. Mum I didn't drink, but some idiot in front did!! Lost count of his drinks at 8. They cut him off soon after. All we did on the plane was eat... Beef ragu, pasta, chicken salad all with mousse and salted caramel dessert then potato and rosemary pizza sub then mango Weiss ice cream then muesli bar then fruit (was too full, couldn't eat my apple). Breakfast was baked beans, bacon and eggs, fruit salad,...Jump to full entry
Jun 25, 2013 - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, the city of Angels, has two sides: glamour, gloss and rich people on the one hand, on the other it is the most ugliest city with so many streets that you can`t find your way. And it stinks like gas there for example... That`s typical for LA. The air is thery dirty and it`s warm so it`s not very good for your health. But now the positive things: The city has a beautiful pier and boardwalk. Greater LA has beaches like Santa Monica or Santa Barbara where you can have fun in the sun. And I was impressed when I saw the stars on the...Jump to full entry
Jun 16, 2013 - Bon voyage!!
Well, the day is finally here at we are bound for the USA. We began nice and early leaving home at 7.30 and it was a chilly 8 degrees. We said good bye to our boys (John and Archie) and were off to the airport. Our first of four for the day. The first leg of our trip being Sydney to Melbourne was easy peasy. Bags checked through and all we had to do was go through customs at Sydney. It was really rather fun. From Sydeny we hopped on the big Boeing plane- complete with in flight entertainment units. It was movies, kids shows and computer...Jump to full entry
Jun 9, 2013 - LA and breakfast at Marie's
Marie is making us a traditional English breakfast with tea in a beautiful china teapot with tea leaves. Rachel came to pick us up and we went to their place. We enjoyed it with Marie and the girls. They all seem to love Los Angeles and all the kids are doing well in school or Uni. After breakfast we all went to Cottonwood which is a large church pastured by Bayless Conley and his wife Janet. It was very good although Bayless had lost his voice and had to play a repeat of his sermon from the night before as he couldn't talk. Rachel took...Jump to full entry