USA Series: Venice, Los Angeles, California

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESIt is Tuesday morning as we wake in Venice, Los Angeles.  Today is our last day of our 5 week visit to the United States. Cities we have visited along the way are Manhattan in New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. It has been an amazing trip but our thoughts now start to turn to home. Continue reading

USA series: Beverley Hills and Hollywood, California

A star on Hollywood Boulevard

A star on Hollywood Boulevard

Yesterday I took Alex around Venice, California on his own personal Doors tour.  The Doors I am talking about are “The Doors”, as in the band… u know… The Doors… “common baby light my fire”.

Today is another sunny day and Alex and I are off to explore the more well known Los Angeles areas including Hollywood (Chinese Theatre and Walk of Fame) and Beverley Hills (Rodeo Drive…baby).

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USA series: Citadel Outlet Shopping, Los Angeles

Downtown LA ..so close but so far away

Downtown LA ..so close but so far away

Today’s forecast is mid 20’s and Alex and I are set to do some retail therapy at the Citadel Outlet.

Alex and I are near the end of our USA holiday, finishing our trip with a 4 night stay in Venice Beach in sunny California.

Sure enough, we wake to a sparkling blue sky as we look from our window on the 4th floor of the Cadillac Hotel.

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USA series: Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles

Supporting pillars of Santa Monica Pier

Supporting pillars of Santa Monica Pier

Yesterday Alex and I finished our time in San Francisco, having visited many of its famous attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

Today is a new day with a new city to explore. Alex and I are off to see the sights and the lights of Los Angeles (aka LA). To get to LA we are booked on an 8:00am flight with Virgin America. Continue reading

USA series: San Francisco – cable car, Lombard Street and Golden Gate Bridge

 

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Today Alex and I will visit 3 top attractions in San Francisco.

First, we will take a ride on the famous San Francisco Cable Car.

Second, we will walk Lombard Street (aka the crookedest street in the world).

Last but not least, we will walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Alex, put on your walking shoes… its time to hit the pavement. Continue reading

USA series: San Francisco – Golden Gate Park

 

Conservatory of flowers

Conservatory of flowers

Alex and I are in San Francisco and today we are heading out to explore Golden Gate Park.  Golden Gate Park is San Francisco’s equivalent of New York’s Central Park, only larger. 

Golden Gate Park covers an area of 1,017 acres so Alex and I need to get a hat and our most comfortable walking shoes.  Given we have one small backpack of clothes each, our most comfortable shoes would also actually be our only walking shoes. Continue reading