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After Santa Barbara, we drove into the L.A. area, starting with Malibu beach, and Santa Barbara.
Really like the beach town of Santa Monica - the start of L.A.: love the miles and miles of fine sandy beach, love the youthful crowds on the beach, and love the promenades!
Heading into L.A. and did what …
... definitely something to experience. The following day we were heading back to LA on the greyhound but not until the afternoon so we went back to the Vegas strip in the morning. We went to the Venvtian hotel which was awesome it had the gondola boats going through the shopping centre. We just had a wonder around shops and had a look In the casinos before heading back to get our coach to LA. Saturday the 21st we had our first full day in LA so ...
... and homeless people and skyscrapers were replaced by fast-food joints with windows smashed and tagged exteriors. We arrived at the ragged hostel in Inglewood, we would later be informed that Inglewood was one of the worst places in LA and you only need to research it a little to be told to stay away. We sat down by a pool that had more cigarette butts floating in it than humans and slowly begun to notice we were being starred at by the only people around us ...
... to spend about an hour on the beach. The good part was that we did get to hangout with my uncle Jeff while we were there. Jeff used to live in Chicago and we would visit him once or twice a year, now he lives in LA so it was nice to get to see him. From Malibu we drove back down to Long Beach to meet up with our old buddy Schubert (Matt). He has been living there for about 10 years and we were really excited to get to chill. We met at the ...
... a lot.
The plane we are on is a double jumbo over 550 passengers boarding was quick and the Cabin Crew were really great. Being a busy Airport the plane was in a queue for take off and once again the turbulence was bad even with take off and in the air. Lucky us had kids all around us the babies and two year olds were crying because of the air pressure and not knowing to swallow to unblock their ears. Plus we had a woman who was in Business or 1st Class but ...
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