Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor
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... and it was 10pm so quiet hours now. Rich turned it off then went back 5 minutes later to in turn ask them to stop talking right outside our van so they didn't wake the children. Don't mess with the Kemptons.
Best news for the day is that the Cheyne grandparents are on their way to Vancouver. We are all so excited to see them on Friday.
That's more like it, the sun is shining for our last big American drive. Oh and what a treat. Highway 1, The Big Sur, now ...
... so Larry put on a cheesy Disney movie for us - College Road Trip. Tara says Steve and I were te oes laughing the loudest ... Oh dear ... !! Arrived at our Santa Barbara hotel a little after 5pm and had a frantic checkin - Sean & Tara's room is in a different building to ours and then all bags but Tara's turned up in one room. Had trouble getting anyone to answer the phone to ensure we had a table for dinner and then the washing machines were full already ...
... here in the west behind the mountain range it gets dark very quickly. The coastline is mostly untouched although they do have their coastal towns of course but the Monterey council has forbidden any billboard advertising along the road so as to try and maintain its natural beauty. They have heaps of what they call "vista points"....which are look outs...we pulled into a heap of them...that could be why it took us so long to get here ...
Imagine a thousand pound horse charging around a field chasing a ball, now picture that horse flying towards you with only a ten foot wide barrier as a buffer. No, picture four or five horses coming towards you, but veering away in time. Such was our day at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. Th game consists of 8 massive beasts racing up to speeds of 35 miles per hour on a field that is equivalent to ...
It was a long day. Saturday 1st of October 2011, it ended up being ... 24 + 12 = 36 hours long!!!!!
We took our time getting ready to leave the Blue Mountain Hostel and checked out at 12.00pm. Then went to the bookstore for a last minute book buy for the flight to LA. Then unsuccessfully wondered around looking for another pair of knock-off raybans because Campbell's broke. We then left for Pudong International airport at 3.00pm so that we were there in plenty of time for our ...
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