Day 34 – Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Today we would be flying from LA to Las Vegas, but since our flight wasn’t until 5.45pm we had a whole day to kill in Los Angeles. But killing time in LA is never hard. The group had a slow start to the morning, which has been rare on this trip. I’m not sure what… Continue reading Day 34 – Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Day 33 – Los Angeles

Breakfast was an individual room affair, some of us ordering room service (La di da Kelly) while others ate watery milky cereal from a plastic bowl with a plastic spoon (Pauline and I care of our whole foods visit the night before). We decided to drive over to Hollywood and park at the Kodak Centre… Continue reading Day 33 – Los Angeles

Day 32 – Pismo Beach to Los Angeles

Slept late so the rest of the group had almost finished eating by the time Pauline and I rocked up. There wasn’t any cultery, the food was a bit old and everyone was a little grumpy. We all arranged to meet at the cars at a specific time, but there was a little confusion around… Continue reading Day 32 – Pismo Beach to Los Angeles

Day 31 – Big Sur to Pismo Beach

Big Sur is special primarily because its wilderness nestled between two major cities on a busy highway in California yet retains it’s peacefulness. Waking up in a log cabin in the middle of Big Sur ticked off one of my bucket list wishes and I didn’t care one bit that the cabin could see the… Continue reading Day 31 – Big Sur to Pismo Beach

Day 30 – San Francisco to Big Sur

Another early morning wakeup in San Francisco (did I even get one sleep in?) to go get the hire cars. All four drivers had to go and sign in, so it was Pauline and I, Madonna and Mat. We didn’t really want to take two cars, but an eight seater van wouldn’tAnother early morning wakeup… Continue reading Day 30 – San Francisco to Big Sur

Day 29 – San Francisco

It should be illegal to get up earlier than 7am on your holidays, but for a segway ride in Sausalito it is worth it. Mum decided not to risk ruining her holidays with broken bones so she occupied herself for the morning while the rest of us headed off to the ferry via the cable… Continue reading Day 29 – San Francisco

Day 28 – San Francisco

Today was visit Alcatraz day. Visiting Alcatraz was the highlight of my 2003 trip so I was excited to go again. We caught the cable car down to Fisherman’s Wharf which turned out to be a bad idea since the ferry pier had changed from when I went and it was further down near the… Continue reading Day 28 – San Francisco

Day 27 – San Francisco

First full day in San Francisco and we decided to drive to Berkeley mainly because we planned to drop the car off that afternoon. Not everyone was interested in seeing the university though, so the only ones who came were Fiona, Mum, Pauline and I. We picked up the car in front of the hotel… Continue reading Day 27 – San Francisco

Day 26 – Ukiah to San Francisco

This was our final day as a group of 5 since we were due to meet up with Kelly, Mat and Madonna later in the afternoon. It also happened to be Mothers day and I couldn’t think of anything better to do than take a drive through the Napa Valley and reunite my Mother with… Continue reading Day 26 – Ukiah to San Francisco

Day 25 – Crescent City to Ukiah

Breakfast in the hotel at the Lighthouse Inn. The usual american carb heavy servings of bagels and muffins were on offer along with a bowl of fruit. I was a little uninspired by the offering but at this stage my cold was in full effect and I wasn’t that hungry. At least there was coffee… Continue reading Day 25 – Crescent City to Ukiah