There will be tears
Trip Start Mar 04, 2014
23Trip End Apr 02, 2014
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Yesterday, we were just finishing breakfast when the walls shook and the coffee cups rattled. My immediate thought was that it was an earth quake, but this was quickly followed by a loud cheer and we realised that Wakefield Trinity must have won again.
When we had cleaned up the mess caused by the aftershock, we went to Runyon Canyon, an off-leash doggie park with a trail that leads up into the Hollywood hills
It didn't take Jen and I long to make it to the top and we started immediately on the long slow Westerly decent. The sun was pounding down and even the downhill stretch was quite hard going. When we got to the bottom we met up with Pam and she must have been delirious because having got back down the Eastern Trail she said she had started to go back up the Western Trail. We quickly got her back to the car , whipped the aircon up to full blast then headed home for cold beers.
I watched the Six Nations matches in the afternoon ( on BBC iPlayer). It was great to see England being adventurous for a change trying to close the points gap on Ireland. The other game between France and Ireland was a belter ( admittedly, not as good as the Wildcats win over the Broncos Neil). I didn't bother with the Wales v Scotland game. Who wants to watch Wales?
It was a similar theme today, except we went to the coast. There's another doggie trail just West of Malibu on the Pacific Coast Highway. It's a similar type of trail in that it is a long hike up into the mountains but with stunning views over the Ocean. It also has the added attraction of being located next to the Malibu Seafood Restaurant which serves the best fish and chips this side of the Pennines
We had also done this hike on our previous trip but as that was in December it wasn't anywhere near as hot. Also, that time we walked first, which I think was key. Anyway, you've probably guessed what happened, after 5 minutes hiking we all agreed we were too full and too hot to walk so we rushed back to the car, turned the aircon to full blast and headed home for cold beers.
Jen is working tonight, which is fine as we have all of our packing to do. This includes transferring our Gin supplies to empty tonic bottles so we can smuggle the illicit liquor aboard the Island Princess tomorrow. At least that's our plan.
We are heading back to the airport in the morning to get our transfer to the ship. I'm predicting that there will be tears. Jen and Pam might be quite sad too.