LA part 1
Trip Start Aug 26, 2009
76Trip End Jun 24, 2010
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Our flight out was uneventful. The one slight concern was that the guy next to us was reading a book called 'The art of non-violent communication'!
One thing we were not prepared for were the queues at LAX, we queued through Customs, queued through baggage claim then queued another hour to pick up our car 'Huc'. Then it was time for our first adventure driving through LA. Admittedly we drove about 15 minutes in the wrong direction looking for the freeway, but after we found the freeway we got to our Motel in Agoura hills in no time.
Day 1 we spent in Universal studios doing the classic theme park things: Moaning about the heat, moaning about the queues, moaning about the price of food
Day 2 we did the hollywood thing and drove aimlessly around Beverly hills, failing to spot any stars. Must be the 39 degree heat. Then we hit Venice beach which has a very trendy off-beat feel. It is a bit like the love child of Brighton and Camden.
Day 3 Finally it was time to put Huc to the test and go on the road,first stop Santa Barbara....
PS Sorry its taken so long to get the first post done
PPS Don't worry, we haven't been close to any forest fires. Although they do throw up a lot of smoke!