Travel Blogs from Inglewood
... we split the kids between the 2 vans and head off through the desert. The landscape is ever changing with enormous freeways and open roads. This country is huge. What has been really funny is the one time we think, yep let's get Mc Donald's for lunch there is not one to be seen. Poor Ben. His tummy navigates the whole day for him. Eventually we find food.
Part of us traveling in a mini convoy is that we can easily get separated. ...
... and I had to just laugh at myself. Why did I feel angry? I supposed that it was because my mind was just reverting to how it used to feel before I'd made the trip: defensive and angry at the world. Life had not worked out the way I had wanted it to in the past year, but I all I could do was heal and be excited for my future in Boston.
About an hour and a half later, my bus reached Kansai Airport in Osaka. After eating a delicious sundae with mango syrup, ...
Monday 24th June:
Mark headed out early to pick up the rental car from LAX. I tried out the gym and Tom slept in. He woke feeling much better and well able to tackle another day. We weren't too sure what to do today. San Diego was a choice but at a distance of 2 hrs was just too far to tackle. We thought we might check out 'Downtown' so that was the plan. Our 'Hop On/Hop Off' bus ticket was valid until 11.15 today and the purple bus route ...
... Strike One.
walk to Wells Fargo to see what they have on their menu. Turns out
they have nothing on their menu. Wells Fargo is a bank, not a
restaurant. Strike Two.
Then, in the distance there is an old
lighted sign with the letters B.B.Q. We get a little closer and written
on the window is 'Traditional American Smokehouse'. Home Run.
Welcome to the United States of ...
... checked in our bags we met Jo and Tim upstairs for some food before having to say goodbye. Was very emotional as we have had the best time and its all down to them - giving us great recommendations, amazing birthday celebrations and basically planning it all for us, plus Jo's sneaky part in getting my engagement ring here!! And it's been lovely to get to know Tim better as well! Once through to departures we bumped into Tom, who we know from when he worked ...