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After late lunch we headed back to the hostel to grab our gear and headed of to the airport. Security was somewhat stricter than Australia, but we all made it through fine.
The night was spent on a 5 hour plane flight, landing in New York City at 5am the next day.
... and a cloudless sky. Apart from an easy Thai dinner, the night was very uneventful.
Is it possible to experience a perfect first night’s sleep in a city half way across the world? Prior to Friday night, I would have said “no way!” Sure, I was tired, but I hardly envisioned myself sleeping for eight hours of straight without waking up once. However, when I woke up at 6 am on Saturday morning, I realized I had ...
... goodbye to two of our tour members as they are off to see the Lakers tonight and take off from Universal while we pile on the bus, off to Santa Monica.
We spend an hour at Santa Monica on the pier and watching the grass fire on the side of the hill. I was entertained by the plane, was it Elvis, which was dumping water on the fire then flying around landing on the water to refill and then dumping more water on the fire. This fire ...
... we got to the red line and then hop on the subway until eventually we could get off and walk home.
We passed a couple of places on the red bus that we still want to see but we have a few spare days to see anything we haven't done yet. The tar pits, the farmers markets, the Grove shopping centre and the pink hot dogs.
Universal studios tomorrow and Disneyland on Wednesday. Will my feet ever recover???
... bit like Melrose Place here, for those that remember the TV show. We are just down from Hollywood Boulevard, so took a walk down there this arvo, and checked out the stars on the walk of fame etc. It was very crowded there as apparently Timberlake is appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel show tonight in the street. Update: we went down and saw the end of the JT concert. Awesome ...