Nov 22, 2006
Jul 26, 2007
We've had the most amazing 2 days, we hired a car from San Francisco (a Chevrolet Impala - it's huge) and drove down to L.A. stopping at all the coastal towns along the way. We stoopped at Monterey which has an amazing aquarium that we visited, and then to Carmel which is a small town by the sea but is very upmarket, Clint Eastwood used to be the Mayor! It was beautiful and we did a drive called the 17mile drive which is very picturesque and we stopped at a 5 star hotel called the Inn at Spanish Bay where they play the bagpipes as the sun goes down! The next day we went to Point Lobos where there were the most beautiful, secluded beaches ever! We then drove the road all the way to L.A. which was very slow but worth it for the views of the Pacific Coast! As we got into L.A., Jon was sleeping and I missed the turn for the airport, and we ended up just North of Compton - oops! Today have been trying to amuse ourselves as our plane to Tahiti doesn't leave til this evening, so we tried to visit Santa Monica using the Metro - literally impossible! We got there, but were in the worst part ever, so never ended up getting to the beach, just ended up fearing for our lives on the Metro and the buses - not sad to be leaving L.A.