27.08.2010 22 °C
Well have landed in the states (see already American calling it the states). Interesting security process – the US Government now have my fingerprints and lovely photo where I am looking my absolute best particularly after only getting about 1.5 hours sleep so have practically been awake for 24 hours.
After the hundredth passport check I made it out into the lovely fresh LA air (little sarcasm here). LAX airport is so big that I believe I walked more than 2km (and that's no exaggeration) to the United terminal to check in for my next flight (joy!).
By the time I arrived at terminal 7, I looked even more attractive than only 10 minutes earlier. It is only about 24 degrees in LA but the humidity is quite high. I arrived bedraggled and looking like a drowned rat!
After another massive security line I was through, and now almost dying from thirst. I looked like a crazy woman with my mad hair running into a newsagent grabbing a bottle of coke zero and other random, but necessary items to purchase, such as hair bands and clips to tame the mane.
Sculled my drink in record time and then went and ordered my very first Grande Non Fat Latte from Starbucks. My ordering technique was OK, but still needs a bit of work, particularly on speed of order. Now I am onmy way to an San Diego....well wasn't I????
When we got to the gate they started boarding our plane, but then said “Oh and by the way, due to weather conditions, the plane may turn around and come back to LA”...Noooooooo.
Anyway, it all worked out the skies cleared (fog apparently) and was a beautiful day in San Diego. First thing I did, however, was shower – THE BEST FEELING!! Fagged out for a while as was exhausted, but then got dressed and hit the streets......for about 15 minutes. It was dusk and to be honest, I was a bit surprised of how much blatant poverty there is on the streets (I may be naive) I wasn’t really expecting. As I had my camera and laptop on me, I decided to head back towards my hotel and catch happy hour. Happy hour wines were both “Ossie” wines Yellow Tail, so am currently sitting at the bar while writing this enjoying my second glass of “Ossie” wine.
Planning to hit Balboa Park tomorrow which will take the entire day as heaps to see (including San Diego Zoo).
Revy hasn’t made much of an effort yet - got proof of him fagging out on the bed as soon as we got to the hotel – tomorrow will be another big day for him....
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