Arrived in LA


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Published: June 22nd 2017
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Waiting for Erin
Geo: 33.8762, -118.405

Smooth run through LAX immigration and customs and Erin picked us up at 7:20am.

An orientation drive around the local area then we dropped Erin at work and took her car to look for SIM cards and a hire car. More than the usual drama in getting online, involving two trips to T-Mobile and one trip to the Apple Store. All ended well, eventually. Not so easy getting a hire car and we ended up booking a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV from Alamo LAX for the three weeks.

At Alamo we got sweet-talked into upscaling to a Chevy Tahoe, which turned out to be a monster of a car/truck. After considering it overnight, we went back and switched to a Cadillac SUV. Smaller and better optioned and we're well satisfied.

This is the Columbus Day long weekend (although it seems most folk don't get Monday off - public holidays are not a right in USA). As Erin works for an Aussie company they do get the holiday, and finished early on Fri avo. So we picked her up early and had a look at her office. Then went for a walk along the Strand and had a seafood dinner at Rock'N Fish
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Her office is on the 23rd floor.
at Manhatten Beach, accompanied by Erin and Peter's house guest, Liz Goldfinch from Melbourne.


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From the 23rd floor.
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Rock'N Fish restaurant

Very good seafood dinner. I had my favourite, seared tuna, and it was terrific.


15th October 2014

Sel, Rob,Welcome to LA. So, you turned down a Chev Tahoe. Sad. Many of us dream of having a Tahoe. But, still I guess a Caddy is OK as a second choice.Please pass our regards to Erin.Cheers,Lowie

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