The rest of our trip

It seems odd to be writing this as we have been home since Sunday but internet problems and data usage were the problems.

We arrived in LA and had a dodgy taxi driver, wanted us to get out and walk to the hotel, when he found out that he couldn't turn left into our street.  Our hotel was on Colorado Street, with Santa Monica Pier at the end of it. Also the end of Route 66.

Very hot and crowded, with people swimming. We walked the length of the pier, with me eating an ice-cream.

2,448 miles form Chicago

Not something you would see at home. A police car, with surfboard.

We did a Grand City Tour of LA on 16 February and saw all the popular sights. The Hollywood sign, Walk of Fame, Dolby Theatre, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip, Olvera Street, with lunch at the Farmers Markets. It was a great tour but it is hard to see everything in one go. More a case of look, here is ..., snap a photo and the bus continues.
The Walk of Fame, is some 2,500 different stars are celebrated. Here is a favourite of mine.

The famous sign.

Wednesday saw us at the Warner Bros Studio for a tour. It was great. Met these two even before I got in the door.

The tour took us around the back lot, past sets and sound stages, into the props area, Batman garage, Museum and other places. Warner Bros is so big that they have their own hardware store, paint shop, gas station, hairdresser, fire station and postcode!

It rained on our way back to the hotel, the only bit of weather we had the whole trip but it did put a bit of a damper on the afternoon.

Woke on Thursday to a cooler day and our tour of Malibu Stars Homes. Again, quick look, snap a photo and the bus continues. We did get off and walk on the beach and saw some lovely homes and views.

Back to our hotel and lunch and a walk before the trip to the airport and our long flight home.

We landed at 8.30am and I was home by 10.00am, not bad at all. Amanda had to get her connecting flight to Melbourne.

Had a wonderful time, would really love to do RootsTech again.

Bye for now,

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