Malibu's Most Wanted
Trip Start Aug 26, 2009
11Trip End Sep 12, 2009
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Turning off the interstate onto Hollywood Boulevard they encountered Batman and the Joker, Belle (from Beauty and the Beast), Pinocchio, a member of KISS, and whole host of other interesting characters surrounding the Chinese Palace Theater (the place where movie stars put their handprints)
Led seemingly to the middle of nowhere they found themselves winding down a road on the mountain of death. The decline was steep, the curves were sharp and numerous, and Chelsea was nauseous. The Blue Bu (Chelsea’s car) was also not feeling the greatest after this crazy ride. At the bottom of the hill there was some concern that the car had left the brake pads at the top of the mountain because their was a burning smell and some resistance to stop signs. The couple was ready to set up camp, but when they arrived at the campgrounds they were greeted by a closed gate that said “Gates open 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.”; it was now 10:28 p.m. With no place to go they drove through Malibu trying to find some accommodations. After some arguments and driving up and down the road about a dozen times they found a parking spot by the beach to call home. Chelsea and Nick were ready to sleep after their long afternoon of traveling so they settled into the car seats for a night of rest. They were dreaming of basking in the sun on the beach when they were awoken by a blinding light and a tapping sound
As the sun rose on the couple it brought with it a new sense of hope for a good day on the beach after the harrowing ordeal the night before. The first order of business was a check-up for the Blue Bu. Luckily, a local mechanic was able to get the car in his shop early for an oil change and a brake check while the couple visited the beach. Chelsea and Nick were able to find a nice spot on Zuma beach were they were enchanted by the rolling waves, beautiful sand, and mountainous landscapes. While Chelsea napped Nick enjoyed a mini guitar sesh by the waves. It was a relief when they got a call from Cal, the mechanic, telling them that nothing was wrong with the brakes. As it turns out Nick and Chelsea had revealed themselves as tourists by relying too much on the brakes through the rolling hills of L.A. The morning on the Malibu beach had refreshed Nick and Chelsea so they were ready to continue their way up the California coast.