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... police in a foreign country.
We eventually made it to the peir and took off our roller blades before going for a walk to check it out. The view was a cool and there were some cool things to see here. We got a photo next to the route 66 sign. We decided to head back again before the parking meter ran out of money again. On the way back we managed to find the muscle beach outdoor gym thing which is an outdoor gym with weights etc where ridiculously muscly ...
For the second half of our stay in Los Angeles we were meant to be staying in a neighbourhood called Inglewood. However before we even got there we were given a lot of warning from several different people, including the hostel staff in Las Vegas saying as long as we weren't staying in Inglewood we should be fine.
We decided to cancel our 20 bed dorm hostel and chose the cheapest we could find in Beverly Hills instead.
We did save a bit of money ...
... a few Heineken among others. Prices are reasonable at $4.50 and $6 respectively, as they do have a monopoly market.
Scenery started by just slowly rolling through LA suburbia until we came to the coast at Santa Barbara. Rolling surf from the Pacific Ocean cascading onto golden sandy beaches.
The RV's were thick along this bit and we learned at lunch from an Oakland resident that they need to book in 12 months in advance just to get a spot. The parks ...
... much. The magnets are usually less than $4 and
they'll sit on our fridge when we get back and remind us of places we
enjoyed. I'm going to try and get one for each State we visit and
each major attraction. So far I have California and Knotts Berry
FarmWe decided to drive out of Anaheim at
night rather than wait until the morning and get stuck in morning
traffic in San Diego. So we tried to call ahead to let Olive Ave RV
... movie Psycho). We also then did a walking tour of 'Colonial Street;' a street where just by changing the house frontages can be so many different things. Footage to be shot on this 'street' includes About A Boy, Desperate Housewives (Wisteria Lane), Casper, The Burbs Movie, Leave It To Beaver, Harvey, The Munsters (1313 Mockingbird Lane), The Kitchen Sink and The Mindy Project.
The last two areas we visited were the crash site from War of the Worlds (in which ...