Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Los Angeles, California, United States

Oct 15, 2013 - San Diego

Our last day together & I think we’re all a little sad because it’s been a wonderful time for us all. Neil & Vivian had another trip to the car rental places to take Vivian’s car back & pick up the car Neil & David are taking to LA. Mary Ann Balistrieri came over for a visit but sadly she & John split up so long ago that Lee doesn’t remember her at all & the boys only had very vague memories. I think she liked to meet them all again & we had a good chat. After she left, they all decided we had time to go to Old Town for lunch as it was the...

Jump to full entry

Oct 9, 2013 - International Date Line

For those of you wondering about the long flight here, I am happy to report it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Qantas (which incidentally is an acronym which stands for Queensland and New Territories Airline Service) is very high on my list of favorite airlines. We took off from LA a little bit late, closer to midnight than the scheduled 11:30, with over 500 passengers on board! We were seated upstairs in Premium Economy, having bumped up for the long journey. Boy, am I ever glad we did. We were greeted with a champagne toast (or...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Shinns Down Under

Oct 8, 2013 - Tour of LA

A nice day in beautiful, sunny southern California! Took off on a bus tour of LA and drove maybe 100 miles from one end of the county to the other. Rode down Sunset Blvd., Melrose Avenue, Rodeo Drive (no, didn't see anything to buy!, Wilshire, Hollywood. Stopped at Olvera Street, the old city center, and La Brea Tar Pits. Had lunch at Pampas in the Farmer's Market. Nothing like the farmer's market in Culpeper! Eatery after eatery, from all over the world. Pampas was a Brazilian cafe, and we enjoyed garlic chicken roasted on a spit. Mmmmm!...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Shinns Down Under

Oct 7, 2013 - Flight to Los Angeles

Well, we're off, finally. Those of you who know about my tooth problem(s) will wonder, what is it with this girl? Sunday, the day before we left, I was in the dentist chair having a temporary crown fitted, having cracked the tooth the night before. The morning of take-off, I was having a root canal...not an auspicious beginning. Remember, last year? As we floated up the Rhine last October, another tooth chipped and I had to see a German dentist. Is someone trying to tell me not to fly overseas in October...or not to fly overseas at all?? We...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Shinns Down Under

Sep 18, 2013 - Adding Our Puppeteer Brother

Micha is an interesting actor who started his career in the entertainment industry as a stage performer on Broadway and has a resume of such broadway shows as Fiddler On The Roof, Raggedy Ann and Cabaret! In fact in Cabaret he was Joel Grey's understudy and able to replace Joel for a portion of the show's broadway run. Later, in his career he moved to Hollywood to take up puppeteering with the Jim Henson Studios when he was offered the role of Michelangelo in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. He has been performing in all matter of...

Jump to full entry

Sep 18, 2013 - The Coast Starlight, Train xx

The Coast Starlight train travels up the California coastline for a distance after departing Los Angeles and at times the train and the ocean are really close! The views are spectacular and then, around San Luis Obispo the train tracks head inland to begin the train's climb up from the low lying coast into the wine country. Miles and miles of vineyards, strawberry growing and other produce come right up to the tracks in places. Dinnertime came a little later and we enjoyed our first full dinner meal together. Over the next week there would...

Jump to full entry

Sep 18, 2013 - Los Angeles' Union Station in the early morning

The Sunset Limited (Train #1) arrived at Union Station in Los Angeles, California at 5:30am on September 18. Within a few minutes we were taken into the terminal hall by a Red Cap carry all and were informed that the AMTRAK Lounge would be open at 8:00am where we would find coffee and baked goods before we would board the Cost Starlight (Train #x) en-route to Portland, OR. We also planned on meeting my brother Michelan (Micha) Sisti who would travel with Sharon and I for the first third of our adventure. Micha, was involved in our planning...

Jump to full entry

Sep 15, 2013 - Last minute shopping and packing bags.

Did some last minute shopping after a sleep in and basically wandered around in lieu of being bored in a hotel room. Took some photo's of things we were already taking for granted, like how close planes come in over an 8 lane road to land. There are shopping areas one side and our Hotel is between runways. Probably the last entry as our data plan is about to expire. See you all soon.

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


USA HD Trip 2013

Sep 12, 2013 - Return to Los Angeles

Back in California and not a cloud to be seen. Hot and dry with fries on the side! After a short stint on the I40 we got onto Route 66 proper for about 100 miles. Almost deserted but otherwise beautiful scenery. As we were alone on the road it was almost as fast going. Passed very few places which were barely residences but we're there for breaks in the old days. Nothing like a little desert ride along the plains between big adss hills, would have been middle of nowhere back then. Hang on, still is! Pulled in before Barstow for fuel, and...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


USA HD Trip 2013

Sep 7, 2013 - Last day in New York and the USA

We have had a great time in New York. Since I last wrote we have been to the intrepid sea and space museum that is housed on and in an aircraft carrier. As well as really fast planes ( as commented by phill and the boys many times) on the upper deck they also have a space shuttle and you can climb to the bridge of the aircraft carrier etc and they have museum displays in the hanger below deck. After the intrepid museum we went on a cruise along the Hudson River ( were shown were the passenger plane crashed) and told about how staff of the...

Jump to full entry

Sep 2, 2013 - New York

Since we last wrote we have been shopping and walked through Central Park to go to the American museum of natural history (which is where the 'Night at the museum' movies were filmed). The museum had the most amazing collection of dinosaur bone skeletons and I read that 85 percent of them are actual real bones rather than casts. They also have a 34 ton meteorite on display whose weight is reinforced through the different levels of the building to the basement. Today phill and Isaac headed to the see the Yankees play. Unfortunately it was...

Jump to full entry

Aug 30, 2013 - New York

We have now arrived in New York. The trip from Niagara Falls to New York took longer than expected because we had a 2 hour delay due to storms over New York. We saw this as a benefit as it had the potential to delay some of the us open tennis matches hopefully ensuring that some of the good players were still playing their singles matches on the day we had tickets. We eventually made it to our apartment which is really great and is located in a brown stone building two blocks from Central Park and really close to the subway. On our first...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  ... 75  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com