L.A. Dreaming

Winging it through Cloudage

 

Well here I am … after landing in Sydney we had to get our boarding passes for the international flight, when we finally found where to do this we were directed to the front of the line as we had no baggage to check..thank god, then this lady with a walkie talkie comes along and says don’t book them in… and we said oh no…. so we stood there for 10 min, all ok we thought as we had 2 hours to boared the plane, then walkie talkie lady walks along and says to the couple next to us book them in and to us ….dont book them in … then talks in her walkie talkie..walks  off.. walks back….. then says..book them in meaning us and thats it ….flights full… there were at least 50 people behind us that didnt get in and would have waited til the next day. That would have stuffed us up for getting the  hire car and we would have lost a day here, so then she says you need to hurry it is now bording, so off we run, didnt not see a thing of the airport lol
I thought the flight was pretty good, and we had the most magical landing ever it was like a helicopter landing. So i was impressed .. I walked around a bit and I  saw the best sunset I have ever seen.  I didn’t sleep much but watched a few movies and filled out customs declarations lol wot fun.

Arriving in LA i was exprecting a lot of stress,but apart form long lines no one looked at anything and we walked out and got our cases and that was it.. it was cooler than I thought and smoggy.  We went over to catch a shuttle complimentry bus to where we had to get our hire car. When we got there we had to wait in line for 2 hours which was a pain as we were so tired and hadn’t slept for over 24 hours. I was rocking back and forth in the line lol  

So when we finally got all the paper work we were directed to this huge shed and this guy who I really think could not understand us  said pick any car along the wall so we saw the focus all black but then we saw this sky blue  pt cruiser so we  took that. It is so cute 🙂

http://www.davesmith.com/newrigs/Chrysler/art/pt08blue.jpg

I turned the gps on that I bought with me and it connected to the satellite .. pressed our hotel in favourites that I had pre set ..and off we went.. weird on the wrong side of the road..and apart from me screaming that we were on the wrong side of the road  lol we were not… we got to the motels and they let us check in 30 min early lol

After a  shower and a  rest we went out and had Persian ( not the cat) for dinner, it was lovely. then came back and went to sleep, we had been up longer than 24 hours by then …

The weather here is colder than home and the wind down the beach yesterday  on our walk to get food was cold,,,,, not nearly as hot as home. 
I am not sure we will be up to much today .but after 8 hours sleep I need food 🙂  More later… Car in L.A.

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8 Responses to “L.A. Dreaming”

  1. Simon Smith Says:

    Glad you’re down safely. Sounds like an experience already and the car sounds cool. Have a good time, hope the jet-lag isn’t too bad.

    Simon

  2. Glad you had a good Flight , sounds like Sydney airport was a pain in the ass lol but apart ftom that you got to LA safe and sound .
    The two times that I have been through LAX there was loads of hassel and big queues to get through immigration but at least my hired Mustang was just along the road .
    Have great fun heading up that lovely Coast Highway one of the best drives i have ever had with glorious views down on the Pacific.
    Take Care .
    Brian and Jane 🙂 xx

  3. Funky Slug Says:

    Can’t believe they nearly didn’t let you on the flight… lol… Now that would have screwed up all your meticulous planning… Lucky for you then that you skipped to the front of the line… Look forward to more stories and sunsets… 🙂

  4. Pixiesticks23 Says:

    glad you made it safely to the U.S.! Adventures indeed! I can’t imagine how different it must be to be in another country. Sounds like it’s all good so far. Be careful driving on that other side of the road! Can’t wait to hear more! 🙂

  5. Great to hear about your journey Car!

  6. SF Knitter (Vivienne) Says:

    Glad to hear you landed safely, but not about the hassles at Sydney airport!

    My husband never lets me drive when we go to New Zealand, which is probably a good thing! I inevitably walk to the driver’s side instead of the passenger’s side, even with the obvious clues.

    Drive safe. Just remember the driver goes towards the center of the road.

  7. A star mixing with the stars in Hollywood.

    Brian :)x

  8. Michelle Says:

    LOL – that the weather is cooler and it’s winter in Townsville. 🙂 Cute car, nice colour. Glad you got to LA safely. xx

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