California

Finally, here it is, the last leg of the journey home.
A wonderful few weeks in LA.
 
 
Day one, a hike in the hills.
 
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Warner Brothers Studio Tour complete with Bugs bunny, Central Perk and amusing props.
 
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Science Centre and Endeavour Space Shuttle – awesome time lapse movie of its last journey to watch here.
 
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Science Centre fishies
 
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Americans know how to do signs
 
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A morning ride in Ojai, one rattlesnake spotted – yikes
 
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Chilling at Santa Barbara
 
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Building-sized Abbot Kinney, responsible for Little Venice, LA – coming up next…
 
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Little Venice transport of choice – black swan boat.
 
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Lunch win at Gjelina
 
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The beautiful Avalon posing after her shower – thanks for the ride, don’t think my stomach muscles have ever hurt that much.
 
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Hollywood sign as seen from Griffith Observatory
 
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Photobombing husband
 
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Fourth of July weekend, house in the hills near Solvang
 
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A miniature horse foal. Quite ridiculous.
 
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Happy Fourth! It’s parade time
(Note: American 4th of July Parade, in the Danish town of Solvang with heavy Central American influences – confused?)
 
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And it’s about 40 degrees, quick, run and hide in a diner
 
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Wine tasting bike tour of the Santa Barbara region wineries (where Sideways was filmed). There was no drinking out of the spittoon (thankfully)
 
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but this did happen…
 
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(PS did you spot the photobombing couple in the wine pic? – HA!)
 
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Wiiiiiiiiiiiine!
 
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…and a garden store.
 
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Funny fellows
 
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Walk of fame, SO many people you’ve never heard of, but one or two gooduns
 
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Lunching in Rodeo Drive. Excellent people watching.
 
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Car museum, so shiny
 
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Hugemongous guitar store
 
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Gorgeous gardens of the Huntingdon Library at Pasedena
 
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Street lamp art outside LACMA – didn’t go in, all booked up. The perils of visiting LA in the school hols.
 
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One last walk in the woods
 
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One last pancake (or two)
 
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Then bye bye LA…
 
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…hello UK.
 
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The End
 

One Response to California

  1. Mark
    - October 17, 2013 Reply

    Good times! In the words of the Teletubbies… “Again, again”

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