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North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » LAX March 30th 2019

Today we finally got to start a cruise vacation which has been in the planning stage for more than a year. Well we didn’t actually get to the cruising part today, but we have left home and got to Los Angeles where we will board the Star Princess tomorrow. But let’s go back and tell this story from the beginning. In planning this trip, we set clear ground rules that no one was to get sick or injured while we were away. In the past couple of cruises there have been a variety of medical issues – none are allowed this trip! I guess we should have included staying healthy leading up to the trip too. Our granddaughter Tessa had a reaction to the stitches they used last week to remove pins from her arm, so ... read more

North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » LAX February 21st 2019

Tony and I arrived at LAX nice and early today... We have 14 hours to Brisbane with a 2.5 hour layover and then 2.5 hour flight to Christchurch, New Zealand. Let the adventure begin!... read more

North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » LAX May 24th 2018

We started our day off in the middle of the night. My flight to Russia would be in 16 hours and we had a long drive. My mom, my little sister and I drove off stopping a couple of times for gas. I believe my mother forgot to close the gas tank at some point. At 7 in the morning, we made it to the San Clemente State Beach. We all had planned to spend a couple of hours at the beach before heading off to the Los Angelos Airport (LAX). The weather, unfortunately, was not merciful upon the three of us. The cold winds, cloudy skies, and light rain loomed over the beach and we could only do so much. In the end, we spent around an hour and a half before driving off to ... read more

North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » LAX June 21st 2017

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'September 2, 2010 Bob and I hadn’t seen California in 14 years, so-----on our way to New Zealand----we thought we’d stop and check it out! We had cashed in some miles on Delta and enjoyed the flight from Sarasota, FL. LAX was busy, busy, busy (it was Labor Day weekend, what were we thinking?!), but we soon got through the car rental process. Bob had booked a bargain on Priceline--$150 for five days—but I knew all was lost when he started checking out the ragtops! So, we doubled the price plus and left in a midnigh... read more
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North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » LAX June 12th 2017

Trip Dates: June 19th 2017 - July 10th 2017 Yep, It's me, the Alien and I'm at it again! Last year I took an epic ride across America and a few folks have told name that they enjoyed following along with my misadventures. To kick off this year's trip, this post will contain FAQ's, route information, preparations and equipment. FAQ's: 1. Really? Again? You didn't have enough of this last year? Yeah. Yeah. No. 2. How can you just leave your wife at home and go off on these trips? Mrs. Alien is very understanding about these rides. She is always invited to come along but long miles on the bike for weeks at a time is not her idea of fun. This year, she will fly out to meet me in Montana where we will ... read more

North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » LAX May 14th 2017

... is going to the car hire depot on your 52nd birthday to pick up your economy compact for the weekend, and driving out in a Mustang convertible. Oh yeah. We spent Saturday touring the hotspots, top down, ticking off Venice beach (tacky), the Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Boulevard walk of fame which was just crazy!! It was full of people demonstrating: against Trump, for Trump, pro life, pro Jesus, anti Christian. Everyone was dressed as a superhero and the Chinese tourists went mad over the Jackie Chan star, lying down on the pavement next to it to take a selfie, oblivious of the hundreds of people walking long the boulevard. I'm not sure if my favourite moment was the mounted policeman parking outside Starbucks to get a coffee to go, or meeting the bright orange ... read more
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North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » LAX May 13th 2017

We left London at 4pm on the 12th May, landing in Los Angeles at about 7.30pm local time. Flight with Air New Zealand was good... Pros: punctual, comfy seats with adequate space, good inflight entertainment and Spencer discovered he could order (free) food and drink electronically via the inflight entertainment system, delivered to his seat. Cons: the slighty crazy American woman I sat next to who buzzed constantly for the flight attendants and watched LaLa Land (perhaps the clue was in the name?) three times, laughing loudly in all the wrong places. Trouble free shuttle to the airport Crown Plaza where we are staying for three nights before picking up the RV... and here we are. Spencer made his usual pronouncement about the best way to beat jet lag (stay awake until the local bedtime). Before ... read more

North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » LAX August 10th 2016

The end of the holiday has arrived and it is time to fly home today. The flight was in the afternoon again, which is late enough not to be in a hurry but too early to do anything particular with the day. Hence it is the first day that we have been able to get out of bed late and take it reasonably slowly. We have had another email back from the San Francisco Transit people in response to our complaint, so hopefully that means that we can sort-out mugged-off #2 following that very short but expensive ride on the cable car. We put the TV on for the local LA breakfast show. It was the usual nondescript, low key nonsense, but there was a report live from Hermosa Beach on the national lifeguard championships. That ... read more
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North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » LAX April 16th 2016

Up at 9am, and need to reorganize all the luggage before we check out at 11am as the luggage limits are quite different for domestic flights here in USA compared with the flight back home on Virgin Australia. We have to put more stuff in checked in baggage and less in our carry on luggage. I really need to do something with the little purple suitcase as we only get 7kg carry of limit and it weighs over 3kg when it is empty ! I forgot to mention last night how I saw something I had never seen before when we were in Fremont Street. I went to the loo at the Golden Nugget Casino and there was a special container on the wall to place your can/bottle of beer in whilst doing what we boys ... read more
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North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » LAX March 16th 2016

Los Angeles It is now about 7.30am and daylight is just breaking as we walked outside the LAX terminal building and started looking for the free hotel shuttle. This place always reminds me of the movie flying high movie from the 1970’s as I keep hearing over the p.a. system “no parking in the white zone’’. We walked and walked an walked and finally found the right area. Just what we needed ! 10 minutes later the blue shuttle bus rolls in. A nice man puts our luggage in and no other passengers onboard so we have private transfer for the 5 minute ride to 4 Points Sheraton LAX and on arrival it was really quiet so we had no problem checking in. Our room was ready and in the older wing section, but did not ... read more
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