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Sep 13, 2016 - Day 8

We had been hoping to go to the beach today after our plans got de-railed yesterday. On our way there, we had a few drizzles of rain, so I whipped a u-turn, and we spent the day at the aquarium instead! P had the most fun looking for all the machines that let her emboss her program guide with pictures of animals on different pages. K seemed to really enjoy actually looking at all the unique fish. R slept, and got a picture next to baby fish that were born a day after her. After a day at the aquarium, we headed home for a quick nap for K,...

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Landheer Trip 2016!

Apr 18, 2014 - Aquarium trip

We picked up Anya yesterday and today we are going to the Pacific Ocean Aquarium in Los Angeles. We were there bright and early so there should be a minimum crowding, we found that LA is a busy town and people are everywhere and traffic on the roads can get heavy too. We had a great time watching penguins, otters and seals. We saw divers feeding the fish and the stingrays in the big tank and pet the baby stingrays and sharks in the shallow pool but Anya would not touch anything in the water. She seemed to have a great time and that what we...

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Our trips

Oct 27, 2013 - Long Beach to Seguin, TX

Ursula made us promise to wake her up when we leave so... We woke at 5 am and were loaded and ready to go at 5:30. After a lengthy goodbye with Ursula, we were on the road by 6 am. Nasty traffic and heavy for in the San Bdo mtns. Once we cleared the mountains we had a good trip to Arizona. We had planned to stay in Casa Grande AZ but drove on a little further to Tucson and stayed the night with our friend, Rod Trotter. Grilled some steaks and a few cocktails. Next morning, saturday, 10/26, had a short visit with another good friend, Brad...

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The Bright Side

Oct 27, 2013 - Day before Day 1

Went to pick up the Penske truck today at Home Depot. The two wheel cart was missing. Makes it tough to load the truck without the cart. They suggested that we drive to Carson to pick it up. Yeah right! No way!! I told them they were gonna deliver it to my house. So I drive home in the truck to wait for them to deliver the cart. On the way home I realize that this truck didnt have cruise control. With 2800miles of driving ahead of us guess what I did? Yep. About two hours later they delivered a different truck with cruise and. Two wheel...

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The Bright Side

Oct 27, 2013 - Reflections from the passenger

We crossed into Texas at the end of a road weary day. We've been traveling hard and fast from California and are planning to stop late tonight in The 2 cow town of Van Horn. The sights, sounds and smells of El Paso welcomed us. Crowded, dirty, disorganized, car horns and car alarms. music blaring from car stereos in Spanish. Wavy uneven roads and poorly placed street signs. Two signs stood out. Welcome to Texas, the Lonestar State and a second sign that let us know that 2753 lives have been lost on Texas freeways this year. Quite a...

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The Bright Side

Oct 23, 2013 - Cross-country trip-Long Beach to Florida

Oct 22, 2013 Cleaning the house on Gondar and preparing for our departure. We met Audi, Nicole and James for dinner at Fortune Cookies. Celebrated Nicoles birthday. Had a good meal. Said our tearful goodbyes. We hope to be back to SoCal by Christmas 2014. Gonna miss those kids. D-day minus 2. Oct 23, 2013. We are doing last minute packing and cleaning the house today. We were invited to have a tri-tip bbq dinner at a neighbors, Lyla, this evening. Big day tomorrow.

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Jun 25, 2013 - Queen Mary

We spent today touring Petersen Automotive Museum in Beverly Hills. Russell was in heaven!! We took a special tour of the vault, which holds all the cars that aren’t on display. Even Sammy agreed it was an interesting tour. For lunch we ate at Pink’s Hotdog Stand. This has been a local favorite since 1939 and lots of famous people have eaten here. We all enjoyed our meals. Before heading out of town, we spent some time on Rodeo Drive. Our destination for tonight was the Queen Mary. This is a real cruise ship that operated from 1936-1967. It...

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Oct 3, 2012 - Long Beach, CA

Day thirty three: Destination- Long Beach Soundtrack- Channel Surfing (I think Kel has music ADD) Nick and I went to Laguna Beach to walk along the coast and hang out by the ocean. We walked quite a bit of the coast in Laguna letting the water wash the sand up onto our feet. While we were walking, Nick got an e-mail saying that we got tickets to The Price Is Right. We were so excited... But you had to get there by 2:30 to get a seat in the audience. It was already 1:30, and it was an hour and fifteen minute drive. Thanks for breaking my...

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Feb 1, 2012 - Queen Mary

Today was the day for touring the "Queen Mary". She was an ocean liner with her maiden voyage on 9/26/34 until her last voyage on 10/31/67. She was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary has played many roles throughout her career. During her heyday, many considered her the only civilized way to travel. With the outbreak of World War II, she was transformed into a troopship overnight. By the end of the war, "The Grey Ghost," as she was fondly called, had carried more than 800,000 troops, traveled more than 600,000...

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Apr 17, 2011 - Back to Long Beach

We we took about 4 hours to disembark and then catch a taxi to Union Station, Our taxi had to stop just past the exit as he over heated ( must of been all the shopping), he got us goin againin about 5 min and then we were on our way again. Union station was huge with the big old chairs that you see in the movies. We headed off about 2pm to make our way by train to SD.

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Feb 17, 2011 - Long Beach Los Angeles

Nous venons de passer une semaine à Long Beach. Los Angeles est une ville comme les autres, sauf que c'est grand, très grand, très très grand et les gens vivent dans leurs véhicules. Le transport en commun est utilisé surtout par les touristes, les gens d'ici ne quittent pas leurs véhicules, ils transportent avec eux de la nourriture, des vëtements de rechange, leurs équipements sportif ect..., la ville est tellement grande qu'ils doivent prévoir tous ce dont ils aurrons besoin au cours de la journée pour ne pas avoir a revenir à la maison....

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Road Trip Californie

Jun 11, 2010 - Antigua - final!

San Pedro La Laguna journal. 07-11 de junio, 2010. Monday: I woke up this morning at 7am which is unusually late for me. I was looking forward to waking up at my normal 5:30am to get in some studying before class. The shower was awesome - funny how you don’t realize how good a nice hot, strong shower is until you don’t have it then you do…. if that makes sense. It just felt sooooooooo good. I have been used to trickle lukewarm showers for the previous two weeks. I ran into a paneria (bakery) for some pastries and coffee before class. There...

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