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Jul 15, 2004 - The Longest Day - part 2: California - Los Angeles, USA

Aankomst in de ochtend van de avond waarop wij uit New Zealand vertrokken! Wie zei daar dat je een dag niet over kon doen? Wij kunnen dat dus wel! Back to the future. Nog voor we die ride in Universal Studios konden maken. Ook deze vlucht van 12 uur slapen de kinderen en Marianne nauwelijks, gewoontegetrouw pak ik ruim 5 uur slaap mee. 'T is niet eerlijk. We komen aan in Long Beach. Een van de vele steden, deelgemeenten zo u wenst, van L.A. Het internationale vliegveld en de grootste haven van Amerika liggen hier. LA heeft zelf 3,5 miljoen...

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Jun 28, 2004 - Lonely Road

Oh, L.A. We drove five and a half hours south to Eagle Rock, CA, for the Occidental Invitational on Sunday the 27th. The Comfort Inn is a familiar 10 minute jog from the track(I ran 3:41.96 here three weeks ago), and it's across the street from a baptist church, a money lending institution("Money-Stretching Strategies Available") and a donut shop, all in a row and locked down. I do my pre-race routine: jog twenty minutes and stretch, then two or three 200m strides, as many as it took to loosen up. I'm tired and tight from the drive; I have...

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Mitch Off Track 2004

Jun 28, 2004 - So much to get done...

Everything is almost ready to go. We are in the process of making sure that we have everything and getting it all packed up. We are heading to the airport tomorrow afternoon to catch our flight at 5:30pm. We will be arriving in London at noon, 4am here in California. We will be in London until the 4th of July, ironic is it not... lol We will update as soon as we can.... Jon & Shelly

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Lost in Europe

Jun 5, 2004 - Leaving Los Angeles

So the day has finally arrived. Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday that I was worrying about group presentations, writing rediculous papers, and cramming for finals. And now that it's all over I can finally relax. But relaxation is the last thing on my mind because in about 15 hours I am going to board a plane to Europe. It's both exciting and scary at the same time. For one thing I don't like flying, so being on an airplane for 11 or so hours isn't my idea of a good time. Secondly, until now the furthest I've traveled away from...

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May 25, 2004 - Los Angles

L.A. Not much to tell here. LA was just a 2 day stop over. After 10 months away from home we hit our first dud of a hotel. The hotel was nice enough but the location was lousy and so we did not do much walking about and we were generally too tired from jet lag. Jet lag weakened us and we all picked up colds. Also, the main places we wanted to visit were closed the days we were there. The only thing that we will remember of LA is that after more than 4 months in Asia, the first North American hotel we stayed in was a Japanese hotel in Little...

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May 19, 2004 - Leaving LA

Leaving Los Angeles: May 19th I left to London with nothing but a backpack filled with snacks, clothes, some neccessities, and my camera. I only took two pairs of black sandals, a hat, a week's worth of clothes, some books including Let's Go! Europe, and not much else. I wasn't nervous at the airport, I am not sure I fully comprehended what I was doing - that is getting on a plane to a place I had never been with only my first three nights booked. What fun. Well, here we go!!!!

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Apr 17, 2004 - LA: 15 minutes of fame before a 15 hour plane

I've left the Bay Area, but not California. I'm in LA for my niece's christening, and I've already sighted a few stars. First, at Oakland airport, William Hung was behind me in line B of the Southwest cattle call to LAX. I didn't realize who he was until people started asking for his autograph. Someone took his picture and he told everybody to buy his new album. I'm sure they're selling it in the airport gift shop. The next night, I went out for Chinese food with my family and the table next to us was populated entirely by character actors....

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Apr 15, 2004 - One day to go - Los Angeles

I arrived in LA early this evening on the first leg of my journey around the world. The participants of the Great Escape 2004 will be meeting for the first time tomorrow afternoon at the Hilton Airport Hotel. My last e-mail from the organizers, Bill Chalmers and Pamela Finnmark, only adds to the mystery of this trip. The e-mail reads, "Be ready to leave the hotel at 3:00 PM for an undisclosed location to meet fellow competitors in this Global Scavenger Hunt and to go over the rules and regulations and the "spirit" of the contest. This will...

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Great Escape 2004

Apr 5, 2004 - Day 001 [Los Angeles, CA] Departure Day!

Day#: 1 Date: 2004-04-05 Region: North America Section#: NA01 Section: US Pacific Coast ----------------- LOG (English) This is it! The official "Departure Day" from Los Angeles, California, for a one-year long motorcycle world tour. The event took place at my company's (Bowne Global Solutions) local office on 6500 Wilshire Boulevard, where I have been working for almost 7 years. Attending the event were all my colleagues and friends from BGS. ---------------- JOURNAL(Francais) Ca y est! aujourd'hui c'est le depart officiel depuis Los...

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Geodysseo Travelogue

Nov 14, 2003 - Departure

We discussed at length the pros and cons of joining an established RV caravan group vs. just going on our own. The decision really came down to timing; the window we had to make the trip and the itineraries offered. We made the decision to go on our own and then researched companies who rented RVs. We readily found a variety of rental choices, picked one and booked a unit from home. We had also talked to a number of people who had made the trip to both Australia and New Zealand. The almost unanimous opinion was if they had had to decide in...

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Aug 25, 2003 - Los Angeles and Disneyland

It was very hot arriving in LA and we were very jet lagged. When we went to pick up our hire car Bernie got chewing gum all over himself from the seat.One of those hideous moments. We were not impressed but we ended up with a huge Buick. We drove straight to Anaheim to do what every one says you "must" do when you go to LA and that is to visit Disneyland. We delayed for a couple of days so that we didn't feel too sleepy and then made the pilgrimage. What can I say? "The happiest place on earth" sure makes people look miserable! However we...

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Jun 13, 2003 - One year on the Road - We're goin' to Disneyland

What is it about Disneyland that makes everyone feel like a kid? Is it the upbeat, happy music? The Disney characters? The wonder of the little smiles on grandchildren's faces? The perfectly maintained, hassle free grounds? The fairytale rides? -- I think it may be all of those things. No matter how many times you've been there, there is always something more to see, another laugh to be enjoyed, and more pictures to be taken. Mist greeted us for our morning assault on Disneyland. Amy had her list of agenda items for the day -- we just...

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