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Back to LA for a night before departing to Sydney, so we headed to Newport Beach for the night and met up with Tim's friend Nicky for a spot of lunch, the following day.
All terribly civilised down in the marina before getting ready for our mammouth flight (15 hours) to Oz. Maybe we will be upgraded.......................
T & M xxxx
... picked us up for dinner in Newport. Larry and I are two months apart, and spent childhood summers together. We walked out to the beach to watch sunset, along the harbor. The weather was great - Catalina Island was crystal clear, which apparently seldom happens. Water temperature cold. Had a wonderful dinner at Gulfstream. Our first earthquake, 4.4, near Fontana. Guess we slept through it.
... taken to the Balboa Yacht Club for dinner – Jeremy amused that the initials, BYC, are of course the same as Brixham Yacht Club (we went back at the end of our visit to buy a few souvenirs...).
Our second glorious blue skied Californian morning beckoned; John was busy with work so Marilyn took us for a walk along Newport Beach, golden sand, crashing waves, and
then back to the pier and along to the end (past the ...
... were even bigger and we still had to wait a bit, but we got in within 15 minutes. If you are a kid that loves cars this ride would be the best, even for the adults it's good, I can see why the lines are long. You get into one of the cars which fits 6 people and go for a drive around the mountains like your in the movie, you meet all the characters along the way, it's not a screen with video or 3D they are actual cars that look just like the movie, it's ...
Our last day and today we have a plan. First stop cars land to get the fast pass for the radiator springs ride. By the time we arrive the available ride is 5.15pm, a mere 7 hours away so we have some time to kill. We race down the rapids on the Grizzly River Run after which Paul spends some time squeezing buckets of water out of his socks. We then go Soarin' over California which is Gretchen's favourite ride and another one Ewan had to miss out on, but that's ...
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