Wrong side of the tracks

Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
Trip End Sep 04, 2013

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mission motel lynwood

Flag of United States  , California
Sunday, September 30, 2012

After a long tiring flight we somehow managed to find our way to the motel via the public rail, dumped our stuff and headed off for a full day, then slept for 12 hours. We are not only on the wrong side of LA, we are on the wrong side of Lynwood! ! The motel is in dire need of repair, they were actually retiling our bathroom so we had to leave our luggage in another room until the cement dried. It is a good size and clean. The owner Andy is lovely and the guy who does the repairs lives downstairs and he is so friendly. Mainly africian american or hispanic live in Lynwood and although it is a known gang area we have found everyone so nice and i think we are a bit of a novalty in the area and of course Gary talks to everyone. It is starting to feel like home! have been to hollywood, rhondo beach, santa monica and of course venice beach, amazing so many weirdos. We met an old man on the train and he took us around in his car, evrybody is so nice, people are always helping us. We went to supermarket, could not believe the size of everything BIG and so cheap.
Was opening night of a new nightclub in hollywood blvd last night, red carpet and we got invited in by the bouncer. We had our day clothes on and everyone else all dressed up, we did not stay long!!
Bye for now
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Les and Anne on

Hey Guys
Have tried to post a couple of comments not sure if you got them .......but try try again.
So pleased you have arrived and are safe and am embracing your new adventure.... obviously Gary takes after his father - both would talk to anyone anytime....... so envious - have fun and take care

Jo Lowe on

I am following your trip guys and will continue to do so.Am so pleased for you both.Remember Troy is in Lake Louise from the 7th October(Monday!)and starts work there Snowmaking on the Wednesday.I will send his e mail address to your e mail. It would be sooo good for you to see him.Take and have fun!!!!!Joxxxx

Annie and Phil on

Sounds like you've had quite an adventure already! Will look forward to your posts xox.

Lindy on

Its taken me so long to log on but it sounds like a great start

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