We’ve arrived in America. And boy are we excited!!!
We can’t wait to visit all the places we’ve read about and seen on TV – the natural wonders, the movie scenes, the people!!
Our first stop was California.
We decided to slum it and stayed at Wilmington.
This is a suburb near the Port of LA. VERY near the Port!! Close enough to hear train whistles all night. Close enough for the local members of the ‘hood to play doof-doof music at 1000 decibels in the middle of the night. And close enough to hear someone scream out “shut up!!” when said music was playing!!!!!
Also close enough to use the Port’s free wifi!! Score!!!
Upon check in to our hostel one gentlemen enquired as to why we would even Continue reading →
After being sucked into currency exchanging and booking a room we patiently waited to go to the slow boat. By this time we had enquired about the departure time and were told all the boats leave at lunch time – there’s no early departures unless you book a private boat. Who knew?!?!?
A kind of theme park trolley arrived to pick us up and once again we loaded up our backpacks and ourselves. The “taxi” took us down to the end of the street (!) and deposited us at a general store. Here we discovered we could buy lunch. There were baguettes with our choice of topping for something like AU$1.50 each so we all ordered one! And we got drinks and snacks for the boat for a couple of bucks.
The group was growing larger by the minute as more and more people were deposited at this store. We met up again with the other groups from the same place we stayed the night before. So much for getting an early start and beating the rush! Everyone ended up Continue reading →