El Patio Inn
Travel Blogs from Los Angeles
After a bit of a late start from SB, I shot south to LA (Newport Beach to be more specific) to stay a couple nights with uncle David and aunt Lisa. Shortly after arrival we took a short walk down the hill from their house to have a great harbor-side dinner with some live music at the Rusty Pelican. Afterwards, Dave and I rode bikes downtown for a night out. After several beers, 1AM pizza and 2 fist fights (not us), we got back on the bikes ...
I have some disappointing news . . .I, unfortunately,
did not see a movie star today (I had you scared didn’t I?!).
Today was a very exciting and full day. As
I sit here writing this post I am fighting the urge to shut my eyes.
This morning at nine o’clock we departed on
a four-hour today around Hollywood hotspots. We were able to get a great view
of the famous Hollywood Sign, see the Hollywood Walk ...
... old logging depot and walked an interesting board walk with a beautiful clear stream running beneath us. The entire Island is a sand dune that the forest has grown on. There is no top soil mud as such to hold roots in place and all the trees and plants have adapted to grow and root themselves in sand rather than soil. So all the rivers and streams only have sandy beds allowing you to see everything flowing in the water. Fraser Island is the only Island in the world with this ...
We're here! After a very pleasant flight we touched down an hour ahead of schedule, flew through customs and we're met by Raki and Neil. Raki braved the kerazy LA highways and delivered us safely to our destination assisted by the trusty Sat-Nav (here on in referred to as Deidra). Now writing this sat in our hotel, overlooking Santa Monica beach. We're going to freshen up then hit Santa Monica for some chow... See you later! Pete Oh, and the first cop we saw was riding a Segway! How ...
... end. Now time to stay in one spot and relax, no early starts and no all day touring - we can't wait...
And our favourite places of the road trip:
Ruby - Hollywood, San Francisco and New York
Olly - Yosemite, Huntingdon Beach and San Diego and Ranch, LA, Las Vegas, NY (three Olly!)
Pip - LA, Huntingdon Beach, Lake Powell
Nikki - Ranch, Zion and Mesa!
Iain - Lake Powell, Zion, Ranch and Boston
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How has this motel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed