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Day 1 Arriving in LA

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Departed Thursday and had an instant win.  I cheekily asked for a comp upgrade if they had any – and they did! Amazing.  Bec and I were then going to be travelling in Premium Economy.  Real silver cutlery, glass wear and huge seats.  I must look into the price for coming home.


A long flight as they all are but worth it.  Got very busy legs about 4 hours in but settled myself with a couple of drinks and then had a lovely nap.


Arrival at LAX was at 6.40am, earlier than expected.  But the smile soon wore off with Bec being detained by immigration.  After a very long hour she was let go.  It appears that the Passport number supplied by the airlines was wrong.  (I hope it was not my fault)


NOTE TO SELF:  don’t take photos in an international airline, especially of people being detained, they don’t like it.  I had to delete the photo off the camera and prove I had deleted it.


Although whilst waiting I did see Gabe Watson (the honey moon killer) with his Australian and USA entourage.  Cufflinks and a Sydney City Rooster Jersey on. 


Off to our hotel, and absolutely shagged.  The trip in was good and our hotel the Andaz just beautiful.  Great location, breakfast, tea and coffee included in room price and the drinks from 5.00pm as well.

Bec and I contacted Hayley and made a plan.  Short nap, shower and then off to Kodak Theatre with Hayley and Kent.  Planet Hollywood for lunch.  Great to see her, after lunch we had a walk up and down the Walk of Fame and took some great photos   we met Kent’s mum Barbara, and then they were off to the airport.  Bec and I started our shopping with a few things from a street stall and then into Sephora.  Probably spend an hour or more there, which was fun.  I have an entire new face resigm.  Hope it works!

Back to our hotel, and bec and I took our drink fixings up to the room and watched the sun set over Hollywood.  Quite amazing.

Ann and Dennis arrived by about 7.00pm and we headed to Mel’s Diner, about 250 metres down the road.  Had the Turkey Dinner and a great coffee – it had been awhile.

Back at the room by 9.00 ish and in bed and asleep by 10. 



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