SpringHill Suites Pasadena Arcadia
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... wait at LAX, Van picked us up in his van and we made the 50 minute trip to Anaheim.
Incredible to think that greater LA has a population of over 18 million, not that far short of our total population in Oz. It is a sprawling concrete mess and as I recall from 20 years ago, not much to look at.
The hotel will suit nicely being a 10 minute walk from the Disneyland entrances ...
... narcotics swab and away I went, to catch up with Damian who had safety passed through. We waited at the gate for a little while and checked emails and alike before boarding. Hello again, business, premium economy... Oh yes economy, that's us. Right up the back, quite literally. Apart from the inconsiderate ladies gas bagging whilst everyone slept, of whom were ever so politely told to shut up by Damian and I, a screaming baby, coughing and the idiots who hit the back ...
... anything. I went upstairs and when I checked the hiphop class in the first studio opposite to the reception I saw Brooke from London ( who was doing the full Hollywood Summer Tour programme which had just started last tuesday ). She recognised me and waved. Then Matthew came in and Katie was also there, who I remember from assisting Matthews class when he was in London and she is a freaking gorgeous dancer. I said hi and had a chat with them. We made some crazy pics with my remote ...
... in case you were gonna ask!).
The rest of the drive along Route 66 was just "1st this" or "original that" and we compared pictures in my book and off my websites to get some of the old history.
About 945p we pulled into Santa Monica and parked to take pictures of the Pier sign and walk the pier a little. Ice cream cones and a funnel cake hit the spot for "dinner" and we were ready to call it a ...
What a peculiar departure.
I travelled between cities as dusk fell to get to the right airport. The moon was big and beautiful and sat fatly on a distant ridge. I pulled off the highway and scrambled up a steep slope to take a photo. Then lost my glasses. Then searched for ages with a headlamp and failed to find them. I am nearsighted, but can get by with care.
Then, near midnight, I found out from a cab ...