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Nov 13, 2017 - depart New York for Bne via Los Angeles

Mon 13th - - - Delta flight to LA, Virgin flight to Bne That's it - - It's all over - - time for the happy travellers to return to the duties of Yard Squatters. Our flight on Delta Airlines leaves NY at 3:30pm Mon (New York time) for a 6:30 flight to LA then a 3 hour layover as we exit the US through Customs and Immigration Our flight on Virgin leaves LA at 10:00pm Mon (Los Angeles time) for a 14 hour flight to Bne We lose a day in the travel - Tuesday ceases to exist this week for us. Arrival time in Brisbane is at 6:00am Wednesday...

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Oct 11, 2017 - IN FLIGHT and LA to NY

- - - - - select USA Continental map IN FLIGHT and LA to NY Despite the intentions of getting some sleep before landing at LA, Ron managed to watch 3 movies. The sleeping pill just wouldn’t kick in. We landed at LA at 7:00am, 4hrs before leaving Bne. Dr Who is not the only one who can do time-travel. Navigating the LA terminals was easy thanks to Virgin In-Flight entertainment showing a map of LA airport and we had adequate time to catch the flight to NY. This second flight (5hrs) Ron spent most of the time drifting in and out of...

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Oct 10, 2017 - Chilliwack to Los Angeles

So far, everything has gone smoothly. We left Rosedale about 9:00am after taking the dogs for their regular morning walk. We had a brief stop at Chilliwack to sort out the insurance on the motorhome while it’s in storage then an uneventful drive of about 1½ hours to Vancouver airport. After Mike & Judi dropped me off, I had plenty of time to go through the hugely long security line & equally long USA immigration line but at least it meant I didn’t have to do any of that stuff in LA. We took off on time & arrived in LA just a few minutes...

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Canada 2017

Oct 9, 2017 - Los Angeles - in air to Australia

9/10/2017. Monday. Los Angeles This is our last day in LA - it's Columbus Day, a public holiday in some states, but not in California. We have a late check-out on our room, so Anne and Ian are bringing their luggage here and then we'll go out to a Westfields Shopping Centre - you never know, we might find something to buy. Ian Fair wants to go to Bunnings! Fat chance! Well, we've been and done our shopping - can't take any US$ home - that's not a proper holiday!! There were sales at nearly all the shops we entered, and bargains were there...

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Oct 9, 2017 - Los Angeles, California

After the typical miserable transatlantic flight in economy, I arrived in Los Angeles on October 4, 2017. I drove to San Diego and Bear nuzzled me. He and I are visiting with everyone until the 15th when I will fly to Santiago, Chile. There, I will spend 3 nights trying to somewhat acclimate to the time change and I will provision my car with some necessities. A cooler, food, lots of water, Gatorade, a spare gas can, paper goods and wipes, a towel, first aid kit, a flashlight with extra batteries, matches, a lighter, SIM card, lots of cash...

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Oct 8, 2017 - Los Angeles - hop on-hop off bus Day 2.

8/10/2017. Sunday. Los Angeles Ian had a good sleep in this morning, and just had time for a quick shower and then down for breakfast. We caught a taxi to link up with the hop on-hop off bus and were in the city area of LA - whatever that means. It's such a big place - where is the city centre? We went to the Farmers Market and The Grove, which is supposedly famous in LA, and then we joined the bus for a few stops and walked along the Avenue of Stars, and in my naivety, I thought it was just one street, but it's both sides of Hollywood...

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Oct 8, 2017 - Los Angeles Hop on-Hop off bus

7/10/2017. Saturday. Los Angeles No rush this morning - leisurely breakfast then we decided we'd do the hop on-hop off bus with a 2 day ticket. We had ice creams at the Marina Del Rey as we admired the water, big and small boats, a seal splashing in and out of the water and a brown pelican, whilst amazing at the amount of money which must be tied up in this small area. We continued on past Venice Beach which was very wide, with lovely white sand, although a couple of streets back the housing and shops were very old and run down and from the...

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Oct 6, 2017 - Halifax-Boston-Los Angeles

6/10/2017. Friday. Halifax to Los Angeles. Not a lot to report today. Canada, and Halifax in particular, really turned it on for us on our last day here - the sunrise was spectacular. And as we drove to the airport, and then from the air, the trees are well and truly dressed in red and orange. Such a wonderful sight. Saw a few of our group at breakfast, then it was on the shuttle bus to the airport and go, go, go from there. We had to go through Passport Control, and once we were on the other side, it's considered we were in America. Our...

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Sep 26, 2017 - LA to Hong Kong

September 26, 2017. The next day we get to the airport in plenty of time, but I start to wonder whether the 12:55 departure time is AM or PM. We are acting as if it is PM. Panic again! But we shortly learn that it is PM and we are in good shape. Cathay Pacific is our airline to Hong Kong, and we are flying Business Class. This was a wonderful start to the trip. No issues with the plane, good food and drink and mostly comfortable pods. (I have discovered that I lack enough padding to sit for long distances). I had my first drinks since we...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Leaving LA

Had breakfast in the hotel dining room. Checkout time was midday so returned to my room finished packing and getting organised for flying out and spent the rest of the time relaxing in my room. Checked out at 12pm but stayed for several hours to use the Business Centre computer.

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Eclipse Chasing 2017

Sep 4, 2017 - Downtown Los Angeles

Had breakfast at the hotel, checked out and ordered Uber car to LA Airport. Left bags at the Embassy Hotel, bought a Hop On Hop Off ticket at the front desk and caught the Hop On Hop Off bus nearby at 11.30am. The system is, however, extremely difficult to navigate, with long waits and unmarked bus stops, so only managed to get to Venice Beach and Hollywood and Vine Walk of Fame. Very busy, crowded and noisy all day and quite hot. Caught the Hop On Hop Off bus diectly back to the hotel and checked in. Beautiful room with lounge and separate...

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Eclipse Chasing 2017

Sep 3, 2017 - Return to Los Angeles

Missed breakfast on the train (ended eary because the train was 40 minutes ahead of time). Arrived in Los Angeles at 7.30am. Spent a couple of hours at Union Station - breakfast pancake and tried to sort out issues with Mastercard payment and Uber payments. Finally caught a Uber to the Travelodge hotel where I had booked for 2 nights, and found that it was far from the city, no public transpart and in a predominantlt Spanish-speaking area, and was going to be very difficult to link up with the Hop On Hop Off bus to tour the city. After...

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Eclipse Chasing 2017

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