LA part 1

Trip Start Aug 26, 2009
Trip End Jun 24, 2010

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Part 1 because we are coming back to LA, not because we are writing lots of blog.

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.  Best ride was definitely the Mummy's revenge 'psychological' rollercoaster.

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!
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drrach on

Glad to hear you guys are safe from the fires. At least Arnie would be on hand to personally come and rescue you! Our building site is down to the bare concrete in all rooms now, literally. Our water comes from a pipe controlled with a screwdriver. Don't even ask about toilet arrangements...

lisypoo80 on

About time!!
We have all been eagarly awaiting the first blog and here it is woohooooo!!! Now go away and stop making us all jealous! Just kidding looking forward to next instalment. Stay safe in Huc, hows it been at night time being in Boris?! Oh sorry were you not gonna mention you've named the tent too?! Weirdoooooooooooooo!!!!! Love and miss ya xxxxxxxxxx

mjad on

Bils, bills, bills
Well thanks you two for leaving us with all your bills. You are coming back aren't you? Think of you when we see the news each day about all the fires. Keep cool and enjoy.

Dad and Mum

southnclarke on

Glad you're blogging at last. Got the Angler's Mail now the whole world knows that I may be afraid of earwigs. Look forward to hearing more and seeing some pics. Stay safe
Love Dad & Debs XXX

jttours on

Lisa you're our biggest fan according to travelpod! :) Parents, thanks for sorting out all our bills, Rach remember to send us some pics of the flat, hope it's going well! Dad - did they really publish that as the reason?? Sorry (it is the truth though isn't it..?)

Big love xx

southnclarke on

Oh how I wish I was young again. I wanna do a road trip............ I bet you were scared of Jaws, but your legs are safe from him cos you haven't got any. Lots of love to you both, carry on enjoying, have the time of your lives. Wish we were there too. Dad N Debs XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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