DAY 1 - Brisbane to LA

Published: July 6th 2010
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In Brisbane waiting to board our plane.
We are finally here. Was a long first day to our holiday - I seriously do not know how some people can do those long-leg flights on a regular basis!!
We were lucky to get seating on the plane where the bassinets usually go so we had heaps of leg room. We flew V Australia and we can't fault them so far, meals were pretty good and staff were really nice.
When we flew into LA, the weather was not how we were expecting it to be - it was overcast and sprinkling with rain. By the afternoon it had cleared though and we saw the nice blue skies that you expect.
After leaving the airport, we caught the shuttle bus to pick up our beasty hire car - Jeep Commander, very impressed as we'll be kicking it "Commando Style" in the States. (I wonder who came up with that)
After an hour of frustated driving on these LA freeways and getting lost in the burbs we finally found a Target and bought a GPS....YAY....Stress-free driving from now on.......mostly.
We went on to our stays in Anaheim to the Hotel Peppertree where we were warmly met and they let us have an early check-in. Very much appreciated. We all crashed out for a few hours. Then woke somewhat refreshed and headed out to get some supplies.
Tomorrow will be exciting as we are off to Universal Studios.....

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Waiting in hotel foyer.

6th July 2010

Hey Abs! So glad you guys are having a good time. That overcast sky is unfortunately the "June gloom" which sometimes carries over into July. You will find it usually burns off by 11am. Some people even confuse it with smog! Make sure you go to "In and Out Burger" - it is awesome! Order the "double double animal style" - its not on the menu, but they will make it for you (there is an underground menu that only locals know about). Look forward to reading more of your posts!! xx
6th July 2010

Looks like you have had a good start to the tour, we send our love and best wishs to you all. The 4x4 is a beastie,,
6th July 2010

thats a big packet of Nerds Dani....... YUM!!!!
6th July 2010

Iam jealous
Wish i was there wiyh you all, hope u all have a happy and safe trip and keep us up to date .cheers
6th July 2010

hey' am looking forward to following your holiday, you have a very readable style, makes me feel like am there with you! love your car and hotel ( it looks like a house, very comfy). right now you are probably at universal. sure you are having a great time, i am so exited for you getting to have an adventure and doing it with your kids too. yah! fun fun fun! love mandy
6th July 2010
Our girls after their 1st long day, still manage to fit in a bit of reading before sleep though :)

awww, I miss my girls already!!!! :(
6th July 2010
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That Maccas chip packet looks HUGE!!!

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