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Welcome to my first blog! My 85 yr. old father, Bob, and I are on the Ruby Princess, sailing out of the Port of Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera.
On Sunday, April 19th, I drove my car from San Diego to South Orange County, picked up my dad and we drove the rest of the way (about another hour) to San Pedro. Thankfully, we didn't run into heavy traffic despite the Long Beach Grand Prix being this weekend.
... of the time who wanted to do something different and recreate the Hawaiian experience in LA. It was one of those Back to the Future experiences where you look at each other, both thinking we need to get out of here but before you know it you've ordered drinks and are negotiating yourselves around the menu to find something half-appealing. Despite the full-on karaoke from the adjoining bar, it actually wasn't that bad and we left for the motel all the better for our Don Quixote ...
... It was really good fun to just watch everyone do their thing though. The MC announces which dance is coming up and people join or leave the dance floor, some are partner dances and some are stereotypical yee-ha cowboy country line dances. It was a lot of fun.
We visited Hollywood, the walk of fame, saw the chinese theater and the handprints in cement, the stars on the sidewalk, Hollywood hills and all the huge mansions owned by the rich and famous, got some great ...
... performance were also highlights, as were the photos we managed to get with Lighting McQueen, Donald Duck, Pluto and - most significant of all - Mickey Mouse himself, which Ginny had been desperate for. Cross that off the bucket list. However it was when the daylight faded that we experienced two unforgettable moments. Firstly the Main Street of Cars Land - including Flo's V8 cafe and Luigi's Tires - were all lit up with neon lighting, making it ...
... and a loop-the-loop.
We got a late lunch/dinner in Cars Land, which looks like Radiator Springs from the movie. Really well done and the diner we ate in – Flo’s V8 Café – was great. It was a classic American diner. Lucy had turkey with pasta salad and coleslaw, Rich had roast pork loin, and I had tasty roast beef. Yum.
After this, we did a ride called Luigi’s Flying Tyres. This, urm, didn’t really work. I thought the three of us could ...
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1611 El Camino Real, Tustin | 2 star motelfrom $42