MEETING MY GIRLS AND TRAINING TO SAN DIEGO
Trip Start Apr 01, 2013
89Trip End Jun 28, 2013
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Los Angeles International Airport
I checked out and caught the free hotel shuttle bus to Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport. I had checked the Virgin Australia website the night before to ensure I was meeting Wendy and Danielle at the right terminal given the size of LAX. They were due in at 7.30am and the Virgin website told me the flight was running to time.
My shuttle bus had me at Terminal 5 at 7.40am and I waited, camera at the ready, for them to appear through the doors. The arrivals board indicated they had landed but I still hadn't seen them at 8.10am. In fact, I hadn't seen anyone from Brisbane come through
I approached the lady and asked her where the Virgin Australia flight, arriving from Brisbane, was. She told me they no longer arrived at Terminal 5 and haven't done so for 3 weeks. Apparently, they now arrive at the Tom Bradley International Terminal which was two terminals away.
NOTICE TO VIRGIN AUSTRALIA: You are a bunch of tossers !!! Update your feckin website !
There were 4 other people in the same boat. I started making my way, as quickly as I could carrying all my gear, to the correct terminal. I was worried that my girls would be in a panic. I was three quarters of the way there when all of a sudden I see a very grumpy looking Wendy and Danielle heading towards me. We had our big reunion hugs and kisses followed by some moaning on both our parts about how we missed our big arrival moment. We were both pretty pissed about it. Still, we were now back together as a family so our grizzles soon subsided.
We jumped on a bus to Los Angeles' Union Station (yeah, another one !) where we would meet our connecting Amtrak train to San Diego
She only slept for about half an hour but it was enough to get her spark back. The 3 of us headed down to the cafe car and sat at a table down there for the duration of the trip. Me and Wendy had a couple of beers and we all admired California's east coast as we made our way down to San Diego.
We arrived just after 2.00pm and grabbed a cab straight to our hotel. It was a nice warm summers day so after we checked in and dropped our gear off, we headed straight to the hotel pool for a swim. Both the pool and hot tub were great and the girls enjoyed it in particular, having been awake and in the same clothes for a day and a half.
We headed back to our room, got spruced up, and headed back down to the hotel restaurant for dinner. Wendy and Danielle were introduced and treated to the same fried shit food which I have encountered for most of my trip
We all headed back to our room for an early night. The girls were both 'sparko' within seconds of going to bed. I watched a bit of TV and listened to them snore before turning in also.
Great to be back with my babes :)
Over and out !