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We went to Disney's California Adventure which is a newish park built on the parking lot of the old park. This is a more modern park with a California theme and rides based on newer Disney characters. There are fewer rides than at Disneyland but heaps more dining experiences.
Following advice from some regulars we met in a queue the day before, we went straight to Carsland to ride the Radiator ...
... I was ecstatic after the win, the 3+ hour adrenaline rush had taken a physical toll on me, and apparently everyone else in the group. Rather than the post-game partying we had planned, we wearily drove back to the hotel where we all were asleep within an hour. It was evident we weren’t in college anymore.
The next morning we had to wake early for a flight to Columbus, OH. We discussed the game incessantly, analyzing missed ...
Saturday - Nick's cousin Mike took us to the Huntington Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens and Home of Henry E Huntington (Railroad and Real Estate Magnate) built in 1911. At first Huntington thought to have a modest home; however his Uncle's widow whom he married (ok, strange) in 1913 had other plans for the home and it grew to 55,000 square feet - OMG.
Included in the galleries are works by Gainsborough (Blue Boy (c. 1770)); the portrait of ...
... in quickly into a relatively comfortable chit chat. We talk about plans for the evening as well as plans for the next few days.
We make our way to the nearby T-Mobile retail store so I can finally get a sim card so I have a local number. That's done quite quickly and easily before we make our way to a wonderful little Korean resto that serves up homemade dishes.
As we chat and get to know each other between bites of wonderfulness, ...
... with her shadow while drinking coffee at a Starbucks cafe.
Another great day in LA.
The next day... it was time to pack up my things and start the long trek home. After a relaxing Pedicure with Emma, we battled the LA traffic and made our way to LAX.
Thanks Emma & John!
I hope you enjoy the pics of LA, as much as I enjoyed being there.