Day 61 - Los Angeles - California (USA)
Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
141Trip End Aug 17, 2013
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We wake up this morning after a decent sleep for all with a renewed sense of adventure and, thankfully, and more importantly, humour. Nobody fell out of bed which was a bonus. Nice long FaceTime to South Africa to start off the day. Breakfast was lovely with Taya in her new highchair and we took our time settling properly into the van.
We haven't left too much time to explore LA but we will be back at the end of our US stint so can tick off a few more things then. Rich did a great job of driving the RV (recreational vehicle) around the residential streets near Hollywood so we could see some of the big houses. We saw the Hollywood sign and drove up Hollywood Boulevard. The Hollywood Walk of Fame consists of more than 2,400 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along fifteen blocks
We drive south to Anaheim to Anaheim Resort RV Park which is home for the next three nights. The soul purpose of our stay here is a two day adventure to Disneyland California, or Mickey Mouse's house and playground as Dylan calls it. We have a two day pass - one day at Disneyland Park and the other at Disney California Adventure Park. All very excited.
We park up next to the most enormous RV you have ever seen which makes ours look positively tiny. Rich has to get out to take a snap.
Rich and Emma set up while the children play cars together. It's a lovely sight to see them enjoying each other's company and passing cars backwards and forwards to each other, with the occasional chew from Taya.
This afternoon is spent in the pool at the RV park in the glorious sunshine. We have been in the water a lot since but our last time in a pool was in Tasmania, so it's been a little while. Dylan has an absolute ball and swims really well. He leaps in from the side then swims to us several metres away
Back at the RV (we must call it this since we are in America) we eat crab cakes and rice outside for our dinner. The boys have an expedition to Walmart for a few bits and pieces. Dylan acquires a new fridge magnet with his beloved Mickey on it. He wants to take it to give to Mickey tomorrow. Dylan has not been a big fan of characters previously. In fact he has been positively petrified, Rupert the Bear at Centre Parcs is still remembered, and not too fondly. Dylan says he thinks Mickey will be "ok, and much nicer, as he is not that big", we shall see how it goes.
Bedtime is a little smoother but still not nailed. The van is a little too bright and exciting.