Sunday, 21 September 2014

LA Day 2

Hello and welcome to day 2 in LA! 
Today was the Universal Studios day, aka being a kid again! 

Blurry pic but this is us on the bus out to Universal 

We had a long bus ride to get there but it was ok because they took us all over, it was like a tour guided bus in a way which was cool, got to see LA Ink, the Chinese Theatre, Hollywood sign, Roosevelt Hotel and all the stars on the Hollywood walk of fame.

We were SO excited to arrive! 

We met Baxter from Anchorman!

Despicable Me land was so cool! 

The guy in the purple was giving me a raspberry at this moment! 

Heading onto the Despicable me ride - it was a stimulator ride - SO FUN! Felt so real too! 

James met his idol haha

The Jurassic Park ride!!!! I rode this was I was 8 with my Dad and James was too chicken to do it then so we made sure to do it this time! Funny thing was that James wasn't scared and I totally freaked out! You drop 84 feet into water!!!!! 

We went on the Studio Tour which was cool, got to see some behind the scenes and they were filming  the Mindy Project whilst we were there! 

We then saw the Water Show which was full of stunts and acts - really cool! 

We also went on the Transformers ride, the mummy ride, the Simpsons ride and then the Transformers ride again!
Long trip back to the hotel, LA traffic aint no joke! But SUCH a good day, it was just so fun! If your ever headed to LA I would 100% recommend Universal - we had a blast! And the park isn't too huge so a day is totally enough time to see everything and go on all the rides which was great as we feel we didn't miss out on anything! 

Friday, 19 September 2014

LA Day 1

Hello! Welcome to day 1 of my trip to LA! 
I'm not sure how quickly i'll be getting these up as the trip continues and gets busier, hut I'm going to try my best!!! 
So I left Australia Thursday mid morning, flew from Canberra to Sydney then from Sydney to LA. It was a 14hr flight and I managed to sleep for 8 hours! Can I get a whoop whoop!!! lol avoiding jet lag is a big thing for me, I hate wasting time sleeping in the day when I can be out exploring. 
I took sleeping tablets and they zonked me right out and I managed to feel comfy whilst sleeping which is just pure gold on an aeroplane seat! I did however wake feeling horribly quesy and with fat feet! Haha, sleeping and not getting up often enough was the cause of that but its all good, they are back to normal now and being able to walk and stand got rid of that sick feeling. 
So I arrived, spent over 2 hours getting through customs, got a taxi straight to the hotel and they were able to check me in early - score! I put my things down, freshened up a bit and took off again to get some fresh air and sunshine to acclimatise to LA, so come along with my in the photos below to see and hear about my day!  

A grocery store I walked past had a mass amount of pumpkins outside! Novelty to me as we don't do Halloween in Aus.

Down at the Marina Del Rey - the water was just sparkling! 

Palm Trees!!! You know your in LA when.... hehe these trees are so huge and so pretty, be warned I like to photograph them! 

Venice Beach 

I walked from my Hotel down to Venice Beach and all the way along the boardwalk to Santa Monica - 7km! I think I ended up walking about 9km today - when I travel I love to just walk everywhere to explore and discover the place i'm in, but wow I forgot how achy my legs get! 

Along the boardwalk there are so many cute houses - this was out the front of a funky pink one!

Tourist shops galore - I am thankful I have grown out of that stage of wanting all of those types of items! 

Santa Monica Pier

I loved that all along the beach there is so many free activities you can use - like this giant jungle gym! Swings and bars and monkey bars for days! 

I then headed up to Third Street Promenade where I knew there would be some shopping to be had! 

Ahhhhh Sephora.... I may have spent quite awhile in here! I also had a Opera Chia Tea Latte in Starbucks - yum! 

I browsed the shops, made a few purchases and then got a cab back to the hotel as it was past sunset! 
I hope you enjoyed day one - fingers crossed I can make sure to get day 2 up tomorrow!!!