LA to Vegas

Trip Start Jul 29, 2010
Trip End Sep 04, 2010

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wake up for last day in LA. Finish off some of the food in the apartment and get most of the bags packed.

Walk the block and a half down to Main St for the Hare Krishna parade through Santa Monica to Venice Beach. People (togas and otherwise) and cow effigies everywhere. Down to Santa Monica beach for a swim in other side of Pacific Ocean, a bit colder (64), I was the only one of our party to go in. Not much surf today but a few body surfing waves. Talked to the lifegaurd up in his baywatch tower. These guys aren't much compared to us bronzed Aussies??

Back to our lovely appartment to polish off what food we can and check out. Take a drive to Malibu, north of SM, all 55M Americans are either at the beach or doing the same Sunday afternoon drive. Bit slow in parts but a spectacular drive. The Getty Mansion on the hill one of the highlights. After about 40 mins decide to turn around as we need to head to the airport.

Dead easy on the freeways pacific 1 to I10 and then the 405. Straight there, out of the car and onto a shuttle to AA terminal, check in and through security, tougher than coming in. Nanna pulled up for a lemonade (sprite) and some soup in her bag. A relaxing hour or so in the American Airlines lounge, andy murray getting beat and stuart appelby scoring a 59!

Onto the flight to vegas, female pilot so everyone hangs on but she gets us there in 43 mins instead of 1 hour 5m. Slot machines straight off the plane, Amanda lost $5 before our feet hit the ground or we had our bags. Pick up car (free upgrade to a Ford Edge, very flash and black) and drive down the strip, past people playing floodlit golf in bare feet, and all the flash hotels, check in at Circus Circus and late dinner Rock & Rita's. Late to bed.
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