Travelodge Sylmar/Magic Mountain Area
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... one photographer who had developed his photographs in bodily fluids! We also filled up in the busy museum cafe with on a scrummy burrito and PB&J sandwich. Yum.
After our trip to the Getty we all agreed that LA had had a lot more to offer than we'd expected! We'd all had a great time.
It was time to start our road trip so we picked up our bags from the hotel and hit the road. First stop Santa Barbara! Chris had created a Californian themed playlist ...
... a few phone calls we found out that we had to make a trip into downtown LA to a special customs office. We jumped in the car, very nervous about the drive and explaining our situation to the officers. Luckily the drive was uneventful with the help of google maps and found parking big enough for our van a block away from the office. The officers were very nice and rectified the visa stamp quickly. What a relief!
... a typical spring
day - clear blue, sunny skies with a very cool wind. That's where the
similarity ends though. LA is very different in size and architecture.
There is a lovely mix of old, Spanish buildings and ultra modern
buildings. We saw quite a lot on our drive through the streets of
downtown LA, Hollywood and Beverley Hills. There is obviously some
serious money around - a car rental place was pointed out as the only one
... on the end with Hayley and Ruth in front of us. He then intensified the fear factor for them by threatening to puke. For such a small ride it did create quite the tummy sensation as we swung back and forth. He was done with the rides after that, so the three girls went on the Scrambler spinning ride and then I went round again as it my favourite kind of ride. Quite a pleasant seaside fun fair and we did the stereotypical things one should do on a seaside pier so I call it a success.
... was just round the corner at Crustacean Restaurant. Very nice. Koi carp swim under your feet across the restaurant.
In terms of celebrity spotting we got in our hotel lift with Nick Faldo and he asked Ken for a few tips on improving his swing! Tracy thought he was a film star and asked what films he had been in!