Onwards chasing the sun (and a bit of the moon) for a landing at LAX in the early evening LA time
So 11 flying hours later and we're there - we're in LA (baby!), on the West Coast of America with the Pacific on our virtual doorstep. How exciting (and another state we can tick off as having visited/touched down in) - what a shame that the weather decided not to be as welcoming on our first day. Maybe that was helpful in allowing us to ease in gently.
Then our first excursion - off to Santa Monica beach and pier. An iconic Californian location. Time to master the traffic system of Los Angeles and surrounding area
A chance to capture some photos of our home city for the week
How many do you know?
Onto the celebrities in Tussauds - see how many you can recognise
Day Four and the weather was good so we headed off to travel a little further on the Pacific Coast Highway. After passing through Malibu we reached a beach I'd picked out as a nice place to visit during my research before our trip. What a jewel of a place it was. Zuma beach was wonderful.
By contrast our next destination was Rodeo Drive
Onto the ice hockey at The Staples Center and a drive into the centre of LA at nighttime - rush hour and a hockey game on made it a challenge.
Penultimate day a trip around the Aquarium Of The Pacific