Finally back from California and have some time to write. I’ve been super busy at work and for some reason the 2 hour time difference really hit me hard.
A couple highlights from my trip:
Wednesday: Super early flight. American Airlines cancelled my original flight,then changed the time of my next flight. 5:45 am flights are early morning wake ups. I had a layover in Dallas, then it was off to Santa Anna airport.
While waiting for my friend that I was staying with to get off work, I headed over to Huntington Beach. Such a gorgeous sunny day. Thankfully this nice weather stayed the whole trip. Grabbed a sandwich and sat on the beach and relaxed.
Thursday I headed to the expo first thing to pick up my bib and race merchandise. I arrived about an hour before it opened and there were already many people lined up. The lines moved pretty quickly and I picked up a few things and walked around the expo.
After the expo I headed up to Los Angeles to check out a few sites. I’ve never been there before and wanted to do the touristy stuff. Parked at Hollywood and Highland and head to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
I’m not sure what I was expecting this area to be like, but it was very cheesy. The people dressed like costumed players were getting a little to close to me for my liking, one even sneaking up behind me and making me scream. I looked around at the various handprints and walk down the street looking at all the stars.
Walked around into the shops, and did the smartest thing ever..left around 4:30-5pm….prime rush hour traffic. One thing i now know is, I would never want to live in that area and commute to/from LA! =)
After I got back, I grabbed some dinner at Downtown Disney and headed to bed. Disneyland and California Adventure’s were calling my name in the morning!
To be Continued…