Motel 6 Los Angeles - Hacienda Heights
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... but the birds were flying backwards. Sarah is impressed to see Ocean Avenue - the title of Yellowcards greatest album. There are 5 guys standing on the beach with signs reading 'I have a need for weed' and an open guitar case asking for donations. Seems LA is the weed capital. Muscle Beach is just a couple 100m down the road. Lunch is at Bubba Gump which is a Forrest Gump themed restaurant. They serve shrimp and their food is fabulous. Sarah has a root beer ...
We all know the consumer rules here (and not often enough in Australia!), but we have been observing some interesting trends. Firstly, anything that works is immediately "chain-ized". If a bit is good, then a bit more must be better, and lots must be best (think Starbucks). And this makes sense for scale and profitability. Also, competition is very high, and if you have found a formula that works, ...
... smelled dope and there was an SUV that was selling edible marijuana products. We walked up and down a bit and looked at the stars and hand/footprints before returning to the van to carry on with the tour.
Next stop was the Farmer's Market/Grove shopping area. Lots of people (tourists and locals) were out to enjoy the beautiful day and we had lunch ...
... around winding roads. As time wore on, I found driving it a lot easier but it was still difficult to make sure you were in one lane and heading in the right direction. When we got to the observatory we had a great view of the whole of LA and the Hollywood sign. The strange thing was that you can see the smog over Downtown LA where all the biggest buildings are. We went back to the car and Emma tried to get in a car that not only was a different colour but looked ...
Today was our last full day in NYC and we decided after a bit of a sleep in to have our final walk around our adopted neighborhood of the Upper West Side of Manhattan walking up Broadway to West 88th and then done Amsterdam Avenue where we found a great little Diner that served healthy food. It hd only taken 4 week s but we found a place that grilled rather than fried and added salads rather than fries!
We left our hotel around 3 pm with our flight due to ...
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